Jurko Prochasko

Portrait Jurko Prochasko
© Hartwig Klappert

Jurko Prochasko was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, in 1970. He studied German studies and psychology in Lviv, with research stays in Austria and Germany. 2011 he was awarded a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin. Through his work as a literary critic, translator and author, Prochasko ranks among the main cultural mediators between Ukraine and Germany. He has translated works by Kleist, Kafka, Rilke, Freud, and Musil, among others. As one of its co-founders, he teaches at Lviv University’s Psychoanalytic Institute. In 2008, he received the Friedrich-Gundolf-Prize from the German Academy for Language and Literature. Prochasko lives in Lviv.

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