Iryna Shuvalova

Iryna Shuvalova has recently published two new collections of original poems in Ukrainian, Os and Az. Her translations from Ukrainian appeared in Words Without Borders in August 2014, and her translations of a number of poems by Sergei Chegra have been accepted for publication by Modern Poetry in Translation. Her poems, which previously had appeared in seven other languages, have been recently translated into Czech and Belorussian. In early 2015 Iryna won the TOYP (Ten Outstanding Young People) nationwide competition in Ukraine, nominated in the Cultural Achievements category, and will represent Ukraine in the world finals in Japan in November 2015. Besides, in June 2015 Iryna will take up a prestigious Hawthornden Fellowship in Scotland. She continues working as an admissions counselor, now with a Hanoi-based company Golden Path Academics, also acting as a pro-bono counselor for Education USA in Ukraine. In January 2015 she got married to her longtime boyfriend.