Serhii Plokhy: “Chernobyl” and “Lost Kingdom”

Oleksandr Krasovytskiy, general director of the publishing house Folio (left) and Serhii Plokhy (right).

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) is a Canadian philanthropic organization that has been working since 2008 to strengthen relations between our two peoples. This year marks the sixth time we are presenting our organization’s initiatives and projects to the participants and visitors of the 26 BookForum in Lviv, and, in the interests of a broader international dialogue, supporting discussions around books that reinforce and affirm the values we disseminate.

On 20 September 2019, the BookForum featured a presentation of two books by Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe, which won the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, and Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation. The Ukrainian-language versions of these books were published by Folio.

Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University and a UJE board member.

We invite you to view a video of the presentation.

Serhii Plokhy: “Chernobyl” and “Lost Kingdom”, Lviv, 26 BookForum, 20 September 2019. (In Ukrainian)

Photos from the event by the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.