The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrey Kurkov
The Freedom Chat is a new video series by Sampsonia Way featuring interviews with journalists and other media workers facing censorship and repression in their home countries. In these Q&A’s, conducted via video chat, journalists talk with Sampsonia Way about press freedom, anti-free speech legislation, and exile.
For our fifth segment we talked to Ukrainian journalist and novelist Andrey Kurkov. A Ukrainian who writes in Russian, Kurkov was unable to publish any of his novels until after the fall of the Soviet Union. He currently contributes to The Guardian.