Taras Prokhasko was born in 1968 in Ivano-Frankivsk. He studied Biology at Lviv University. He has worked as a radio operator, an editor, a bartender, the host of a radio program, a forester, a teacher, a gallery proprietor, a screen writer, a video operator and a gardener. For the past ten years he has worked as a journalist.
He is the author of "Inshi dni Anny" (Anna's Other Days, 1998), "FM Halychyna" (FM Galicia, 2001), "NeprOsti" (The UnSimple, 2002)," Leksykon tayemnykh znan" (Lexicon of Secretive Knowledge, 2005), "Z tsyoho mozhna bulo b zrobyty kilka opovidan" (Could Have Made a Couple of Stories from This, 2005), and "Port Frankivsk" (2006). He has also published a number of books in his Inshiy Format series featuring interviews he conducted with leading Ukrainian intellectuals.
Several of Mr. Prokhasko's books have been translated and published in Poland, Russia and Germany. His novella "Necropolis" and novel "The UnSimple" have been translated and published in English.
Taras Prokhasko is the recipient of the Joseph Conrad Award (2007) as well as Korrespondent magazine's Best Ukrainian Book Award (2006, 2007).
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