Taras Prokhasko

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Taras Prokhasko
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Born (1968-05-16) 16 May 1968 (age 54)
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian SSR
Occupation novelist, essayist
Genre Ukrainian literature
Notable worksThe UnSimple (2002)

Taras Prokhasko ukr. Тарас Богданович Прохасько (born May 16, 1968 in Ivano-Frankivsk) - Ukrainian novelist, essayist and journalist. Together with Yuri Andrukhovych a major representative of the Stanislav phenomenon.[ clarification needed ] Writing of Taras Prokhasko is often associated with magical realism, his novel «The UnSimple» has been compared to One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Biologist by education Prokhasko's prose has been called to have features of "philosophy of a plant" for its dense and meditative character. [1]


Nephew of writer Iryna Vilde, brother of translator and essayist Yurko Prokhasko.


Taras Prokhasko studied botany at Lviv University. In 1989-1991 took part in student protests for the independence of Ukraine. After graduation he took different jobs at the Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Karpathian Forestry, scholl teacher, bartender, animator on "Vezha" radio, art galleries, newspapers, on TV. In 1992-1994 he edited the avant-guarde literary journal "Chetver". In 1993 and 1994 he acted in short films "Flowers of St. Francis" and "Escape to Egypt" (winner of the Delyatyn video art festival). Worked as a journalist at "Express", "Postup", "Telekrytyka" and "Halytskyi korespondent" newspapers. In 2004 Prokhasko spent several months in Krakow on the «Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza — Homines Urbani» foundation scholarship.




Prokhasko's writings were translated in English, German, Polish, Belarusian and Russian.

Texts available in English


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