Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka was born of Ukrainian parents in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, at the end of the war, and grew up in England. She teaches at Sheffield Hallam University. She is married, with a grown-up daughter, and lives in Sheffield.

Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, was translated into 28 languages and was also long listed for The Man Booker Prize 2005, short listed for The Orange Prize for Fiction 2005 and winner of the Bollinger Everyman prize for Comic Fiction 2005 and the Saga Award for Wit 2005. Her second novel Two Caravans was published in February 2007.


Books by this author

A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian
WHEN NADEZHA’S MOTHER DIES, her father wastes no time in shipping in a new bride from the Ukraine. With a chest as fake as her bleached blonde hair, Valentina is Nadezha’s every nightmare and worse. As Valentina digs her claws in, the hilarious attempts by Nadezha and her sister to get rid of her grow increasingly desperate.

Monica Lewycka draws the perfect balance between the hilarious comedy of family relationships and the terrible experiences of post-war Eastern Europe.