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Anna Romandash and Irish PEN (PEN na hÉireann)
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Wednesday 24 July | 7pm | £10


War, Identity, and the Process of Reconciliation

Anna Romandash is an award-winning journalist from Ukraine and an author of Women of Ukraine: Reportages from the War and Beyond (2023). She was named Media Freedom Ambassador for Ukraine for her reporting work, and her journalism was recognized by the Council of Europe, Internews, and the European Centre for Media and Pluralism. Currently, she is covering the Russian war against Ukraine and is working on a set of reportages on the environmental impact of the invasion as well as Ukraine’s cultural

Following her talk, Anna will join a panel from Irish PEN (PEN na hÉireann) who will explore the impact of the full-scale Russian invasion on Ukraine – the war from the perspective of women; the importance of Ukrainian identity and culture; and the challenges inherent in the process of reconciliation.

Catherine Dunne, Chair of Irish PEN (PEN na hÉireann) will introduce Anna Romandash.

The author of twelve novels, and a work of non-fiction, ‘An Unconsidered People (New Island, 2023), her latest novel, A Good Enough Mother (Betimes Books, 2024), won the 2023 European Rapallo Prize for Fiction.

In memory of Ukrainian writer and human rights activist, Victoria Amelina, who died from injuries in the war, July 2023.

Presented in association with Irish PEN (PEN na hÉireann)