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Andrey Kurkov: “This war will last as long as Putin is alive”

The Ukrainian novelist on how war will change his country forever

Andrey Kurkov, author of Death and the Penguin, speaks to Megan Gibson about life in Ukraine right now. They discuss the role of artists during war, how this conflict will change Ukrainians’ view of Russia for good, and what it will take to bring an end to the war.

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Further reading:

Art from a nation under attack
Courage and camaraderie on the Ukraine-Hungary border
The exemplary resilience of Volodymyr Zelensky
Letter from Kyiv: While Ukraine’s oligarchs flee, my friends and I have Sunday lunch

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