Visit of Canadian Writer Myrna Kostash

Myrna Kostash and Khrystyna Chushak
Myrna Kostash and Monash Ukrainian Studies PhD Student Khrystyna Chushak

Myrna Kostash, the noted Canadian non-fiction author of Ukrainian background, met informally with Monash Ukrainian Studies people during her visit to Australia this November.

Ms Kostash is the author, among other books, of Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium (2010), The Next Canada (2000) and, of special interest to adepts of Ukrainian Studies, Bloodlines: A Journey into Eastern Europe (1993), The Doomed Bridegroom (1998), which includes a remarkable personal response to the person and poetry of Vasyl’ Stus, and her early work on Ukrainian Canadians All of Baba’s Children (1977).

In Victoria Ms Kostash participated in the Artist-in-Residence Program at the Cowwarr Art Space in Gippsland.