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Michael M. Naydan is Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and works primarily in the fields of Ukrainian and Russian literature and literary translation. He has published over 30 articles on literary topics and more that 50 translations in journals and anthologies. Of his 28 books of published and edited translations, his most recent include Herstories: An Anthology of Contemporary Ukrainian Women Prose Writers (2014) and Nazdezhka Ptushkina’s selected plays (co-translated with Slava Yastremski) The War of the Sexes Russian Style: Selected Plays of Nadezhda Ptushkina (2013), both released by Glagoslav Publishers, and The Essential Poetry of Taras Shevchenko (2014) published by Piramida Publishers. He has received numerous awards for his translations, most recently the George S.N. Luckyj Award in Ukrainian Literature Translation (2013) from the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies.