Noir Press is delighted to have signed up Lithuanian-Ukrainian writer Jaroslavas Melnikas as part of its 2018 list.
Melnikas is an award winning novelist not only in Lithuania but also in his native Ukraine. His novels and essays have also been published in French. Melnikas graduated from Lviv University and did his postgraduate studies at Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow. He worked as a magazine writer for Elle magazine.
Melnikas's books have been among the Lithuanian and Ukrainian books of the year a number of times, the book Kelias į rojų (The Road to Paradise) was nominated for the Europe Book Prize, and his novel Distant Space won BBC Book of the Year in 2013. His book, The Paris Diary (2013) became a bestseller in Lithuania.