Via Languor Management, Maud Newton's quick email interview with Keith Gessen, translator of Svetlana Alexievich's Voices of Chernobyl. The book has won this year’s National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction.
My last year's post about the book and the translation is here.
And here's an unrelated item from Dan McMinn's Orange Ukraine, with a link to a Kyiv Post piece:
Bad news: The World Bank suspended a big AIDS project in Ukraine because the government hadn't managed to spend any of the money, mostly because it refused to give some to nonprofits.