Reading and discussion of the novels “The Match Stick House” (“Будинок із сірників”) and “Because It Hurts” (“Бо болить”).
Moderator: Ilona Fuchs
📆 November 10, Friday
📍 Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zürich
🏛️ Main building of ETH Zurich, auditorium HG D3.2
🗣️ Ukrainian, with translation to English or German for foreign guests
🆓 Free of charge, open to everyone
🥐 Apero in Foyer HG D Nord afterwards
📝 Please register here https://forms.gle/C3uJjRzWEBzAR9Vz8, so we can plan an Apero accordingly
The novel "The Match Stick House" tells the life stories of people who are left without a roof over their heads and live in the communities for homeless. Like the characters in the book, the author herself spent a long time in a Swiss community for homeless, gaining the experience necessary to write the book.
The novel "Because It Hurts" narrates the stories of two Ukrainian women whose lives have been shaped by war. It explores the parallel stories of Anna Popovych, a former partisan, and a young woman from Eastern Ukraine who investigates the crises of human identity and the consequences of war. These stories reveal the strength and resilience needed to remain human in such difficult times.
Eugenia Senik (https://eugeniasenik.com) is a writer from Luhansk, Ukraine. She is the author of books "Przepraszam, Teach Me Silence", "The Desk", "The Land U, or Fairytales for Foreign Children", "The Match Stick House" and "Because It Hurts". Eugenia has participated in artistic residencies and literary events in Ukraine, Switzerland, France, and Germany. Her works focus on social topics and the search for answers to existential questions. Since 2021, Eugenia has been living in Basel, Switzerland.
Ilona Fuchs is a book enthusiast, reading promoter, and artist from Truskavets, Ukraine. She runs a blog on Instagram where she encourages people to read high-quality literature. Her passion for books goes beyond reading; Ilona has also illustrated two guidebooks about cities in Switzerland published by Wandervoll. Currently, Ilona lives in Flamatt, Switzerland.