Michael M. Naydan

Michael M. Naydan is the Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He has received numerous prizes for his translations, including the George S. N. Luckyj Award in Ukrainian Literature Translation from the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies in 2013. He has been writing about Ukrainian literature—and translating it—for WLT since 2005. His essay “Hope Is the Meaning of the Maidan for Ukraine and the World” appeared in 2014. Naydan and Alla Perminova have just completed a translation of a biography by Serhii Rudenko under the title Zelensky: A Biography, which will be published by Polity Books in July 2022.

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