Iryna Tsilyk (1982) is a writer and director. She was born in Kyiv. She works in the film industry. She is the author of prose books “The Day After Yesterday” (2008), “Birthmarks” (2013), “Red Traces on Black” (2015); poetry books “These” (2007), “Depth of Field” (2016); children's books “Such an Interesting Life” (2015), “A Mystery of a Friendship” (2016). Some of her works were translated into English, German, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Czech. She lives in Kyiv.
The finalists have been chosen by Polish-Ukrainian jury (Katarzyna Węzowska, Bohdan Zadura, Vitalii Sych, Yevheniy Stasinevych and Hanna Uliura) among 22 writers nominated by Ukrainian and foreign cultural institutions, publishing houses and readers.
The name of the laureate will be announced on 15th of November in Kyiv. Apart from 3000 euros from Polish Institute in Kyiv, the laureate also receives the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland "GAUDE POLONIA” from the Partner of the Award, the National Center of Culture in Warsaw.