At the end of last year, the British publishing house Hachette released a shortened English-language translation of “A Ukrainian Christmas” by Yaroslav Hrytsak and Nadiyka Gerbish.
This book has held first place for a few weeks on Amazon.com in two categories, “History of Ukraine” and “History of Eastern Europe.” And in December it was named “book of the month” and now continues in the top-100 best books about Christmas. The book has also been published in the Estonian language, and American and German publishers have bought the rights to publish it.
The book is dedicated to the memory of Artem Dymyd and “other children of Rachel, killed by the newest Herod.” UCU graduate Denys Kolyada also gave a copy of the book to Pope Francis.
On the basis of the materials of “A Ukrainian Christmas” and also wartime stories, BBC 4 Radio prepared a broadcast about Ukrainian Christmas. It will premiere on 8 January. On the program you’ll be able to hear the voices of both authors and also Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Ivanka Dymyd, Olenka Dzhedzhora, and Fr. Yuriy Shchurko. Please tune in!