Jevgenija Jarmysj (1985) is our writer in residence between the 13th and the 25th of February. Commissioned by the literary magazine Inostrannaja Literatura (Foreign Literature), this Ukrainian-Russian writer and translator is putting together a special edition about The Netherlands.
Inostrannaja Literatura had previously published Jarmysj’s translation of Het onweer by Cees Nooteboom. Works by the following authors, amongst others, will be published in the Dutch-themed edition: Hella S. Haasse, Kader Abdolah, Sanneke van Hassel, Arnon Grunberg, Vasalis, Ramsey Nasr, Ellen Deckwitz, Frank Westerman, and Geert Mak. Jarmysj’s stay in the residence offers her the opportunity for research and meetings with these authors.
Jevgenija Jarmysj (1985) studied Germanic Languages at the Department of Modern Language and Literature in Kiev, where she subsequently worked as researcher for the chair of World Literature at the Institution for Philology. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. with her dissertation New Historicism in Postmodern Dutch Prose. At the same time, she taught Dutch and English Language and Literature. As of last year, she is working for the magazine Inostrannaja Literatura.