Boris Dralyuk

Boris Dralyuk (born in 1982) is a Ukrainian-American writer, editor and translator. He obtained his high school degree from Fairfax High School and his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. He teaches in the English Department at the University of Tulsa. He has taught Russian literature at his alma mater and at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He was executive editor and editor-in-chief of the ''Los Angeles Review of Books'' from 2016 to 2022 and the managing editor of ''Cardinal Points'' from 2016 to 2022. In 2024 he was named the editor-in-chief of ''Nimrod International Journal.''

His writings have appeared in numerous outlets, including ''Times Literary Supplement'', ''The New Yorker'', ''The New York Review of Books,'' ''London Review of Books'', ''Paris Review'', ''Granta'', ''World Literature Today'', etc. A specialist in the history of noir fiction, he has written introductions to the reissued works of Paul Cain and Raoul Whitfield.

In 2022 Dralyuk published his debut poetry collection, ''My Hollywood and Other Poems'', with Paul Dry Books. It was reviewed positively by Anahid Neressian in ''The New York Review of Books'', who remarked that an "air of upbeat sorrow permeates ''My Hollywood''. It’s an émigré mood, defined by the conviction that things could always be worse."

In 2020 he received the inaugural Kukula Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Book Reviewing from the ''Washington Monthly''. In 2022 he received the inaugural Gregg Barrios Book in Translation Prize from the National Book Critics Circle for his translation of Andrey Kurkov’s ''Grey Bees''. In 2024 he received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Provided by Wikipedia
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  1. The silver bone
    a novel
    by Kurkov, Andreĭ
    Published 2024
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