Tanya Malyarchuk, the Ukrainian writer, became the laureate of a prestigious award, the Ingeborg Bachman Prize, which is awarded in Klagenfurt, Austria.
According to Oleksandr Shcherba, the Ukrainian ambassador in Austria, it is one of the major prizes among the German-writing authors.
Earlier, the Ukrainian shared the post on her Facebook, saying she and another 13 writers would participate on the respective contest. 'It's the first time I'm going to read my work initially written in German, not the one translated from Ukrainian. These readings take place in Klagenfurt since 1977. 300,000 people watch it live', Malyarchuk wrote on July 3.
The prize's money equivalent makes 25,000 Euros.
Tanya Malyarchuk, the native of Ivano-Frankivsk, western Ukraine, has been residing in Austria since 2011. In 2011, her book called 'Oblivion' was awarded the title of BBC Book of the Year.