“Ukraine, Russia, and Putin”
Professor Alexander Motyl
Sunday, November 1st at 1 pm
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art invites you to an afternoon discussion and presentation by Dr. Alexander Motyl.
Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University professor and fiction author, will discuss Ukraine, Russia, and Putin–in light of current events and his just-released satirical novel, “VOVOCHKA: The True Confessions of Vladimir Putin’s Best Friend and Confidant.” The presentation will be in both English and Ukrainian. Copies of VOVOCHKA will be available for purchase.
Alexander J. Motyl is a writer, painter, and professor. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008 and 2013, he is the author of seven novels, Whiskey Priest, Who Killed Andrei Warhol, Flippancy, The Jew Who Was Ukrainian, My Orchidia, Sweet Snow, and Fall River, and a collection of poems, Vanishing Points. Motyl’s artwork has been displayed in solo and group shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto and is part of the permanent collection of the Ukrainian Museum in New York and the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre in Winnipeg. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and is the author of six academic books, many articles, and a weekly blog on “Ukraine’s Orange Blues.”