On Oct. 17, Komora Publishing opened a pre-order for the new book by Oksana Zabuzhko, a contemporary Ukrainian writer, poet, and essayist.

This information was announced today on the official Facebook page of the publishing house.

“What is left to the writer when the war pulls them out of their office and takes them to the air, to a foreign country, to the “nowhere” between heaven and earth, putting them on pause?… The memory. The language. And a stock of the stories untold.”

A 90-page essay is called “The Longest Journey” and aims to tell Western readers about the origins of today`s Russian-Ukrainian war.

“In her new essay, written for a Western audience, Oksana Zabuzhko examines the origins of today’s Russian-Ukrainian war in two-time dimensions — 30 years and 300 years, interspersed with her memories of how an incalculable amount of human will can change the course of history.”

The book will be published by Komora in Ukraine in November. It will be released by Einaudi Publishing House in Italian, by Droschl in German, by Kagge in Norwegian, and by Agora in Polish.

Oksana Zabuzhko
“The Longest Journey” by Oksana Zabuzhko / Komora Publishing`s Facebook

According to Zabuzhko`s Facebook, the Swedish Norstedts Publishing House was the first to release “The Longest Journey” in September.

Earlier this month, the Books from Ukraine collection, a catalog of Ukrainian publications recommended for translation into foreign languages, was presented on the Frankfurt Rights platform and available to foreign publishers.