Іvan Baidak (born in 1990) is a daring Ukrainian fiction writer whose debut novel Personally Me Personally for You (2013) became a national
bestseller and garnered excellent critical reviews. His two short story collections, Role Plays (2014) and The Shadows of Our Dates (2017), topped
bookstore bestseller lists. His latest novel A Man With My Name (2019) was
excellent proof of the writer’s maturity.
In 2020, he wrote a social novel about the inclusion, (In)visible, which
received publicity among the elite of society. The book was recognized as
one of the best in 2020 according to PEN Ukraine. There was a theater
play staged based on the book, and several photo exhibitions. It has been translated in English (Guernica, Canada) and Italian (Flâneurs Edizioni).
Originally from Ukraine, he’s lived in many places across the world,
including Poland, Austria, Mexico, and the United States. His short stories
have been translated into English, German, Serbian, Polish, Spanish, and
Italian, and presented at European literary festivals. In 2019, the author’s
debut Euro-tour took place, during which Ivan visited Warsaw, Krakow,
Wroclaw, Prague, Berlin, Munich and Paris. He received a scholarship
from Gaude Polonia 2020.
He left Lviv in early 2022 and was hosted by Camargo Foundation in
Cassis, France, and Slovenian Writers Association in Bled, Slovenia. He’s currently living in Figueres (Spain, Catalonia).
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English (Guernica, Canada), Italian ( Flâneurs Edizioni), Short Stories in German, Serbian, Polish