Day.Kyiv.ua:The award ceremony of the winner of the Vasyl Stus Prize will take place on August 28.
The Vasyl Stus Prize was founded in 1989 by the Ukrainian Association of Independent Creative Intellectuals led by Yevhen Sverstyuk. The annual Ukrainian PEN award is given to authors (writers, artists, directors, musicians, cultural managers), regardless of their residence, for their contribution to Ukrainian culture and public opinion.
Since 2014, the awards have been administered by the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club and Kyiv-Mohyla Business School.
The winners of the award in various years were Afanasy Zalivakha, Mykhaylyna Kotsyubynska, Vasyl Ovsienko, Ivan Svetlichnyi, Myroslav Marynovych, Yevhen Zakharov, Volodymyr Vyatrovych, Maria Burmaka, Sashko Polozhynskyi, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Taras Kompanychenko, sisters Telnyuk, Oleksandr Koval, Serhiy Zhadan, Borys Gudzyak.