06 May 2023, 07:00 pm
Future Perfect
Programme Type
C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC main building

Culture. Ukraine. Europe

Organised in collaboration with EU National Institute for Culture


This is Who We Are: Writing in Times of Conflict
Haska Shyyan and Nidheesh Tyagi in conversation

Two celebrated poets come together to talk about the role of literature during conflict.  Ukrainian writer, translator and poet Haska Shyyan and editor, poet, and translator Nidheesh Tyagi explore the power of the written word in striving for peace and reconciliation during times of conflict and turmoil.

Haska Shyyan (Гаська Шиян, born 1980) – Ukrainian writer, translator and poet. She studied Classical Philology at the University of Lviv. In 2012 she debuted with the novel Hunt, Doctor, Hunt!, which was partially written on a cell phone while the author was bedridden for a few weeks with a rare complication of meningitis called "Hunt syndrome". Her novel Behind Their Backs written in 2016 - 2017 and published in 2019 won the European Union Prize for Literature and two Ukrainian literary awards. The book was also included in the list of the 100 of the most important Ukrainian novels. Haska lives between Lviv, Kyiv and Brussels.

Nidheesh Tyagi is an editor, poet, writer, digital evangelist, media consultant/ trainer and a translator. Currently he is working as Communication Solutions Consultant with his own Venture Talking Fish Pvt Limited. Providing consulting to digital and legacy media companies, besides helping with communication strategy in social and corporate sectors.