The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrey Kurkov

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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.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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