Andrey Kurkov is one of the most popular writers living in contemporary Ukraine. Kurkov visited Miami University in 2008 to talk about contemporary Ukrainian fiction and to introduce the film, A Friend of the Deceased, based on his novella A Matter of Death and Life (Kurkov wrote the screenplay). He also met with Miami students on the 2011 Havighurst Summer Workshop led by Vitaly Chernetsky.
Below are links to articles Kurkov has written about the events unfolding in Kyiv.
Vitaly Chernetsky also translated this op-ed by the writer Yuri Andrukhovych that appeared in the New York Times: