Ostap Drozdov: Agitator no. 1 and no. 2
– Ukraine



A writer, journalist and a popular host of political talk shows. He was born in 1979 in Lviv and after graduating at the Department of Journalism he worked for prestigious print media. Since 2007 he has his own hard-talk show “Drozdov” on the independent television channel ZIK. He has written two novels titled No. 1 and No. 2. The first has been subtitled “Novel-Explosion”, which captures not only the literary method, but also the impact of the book on its readers. The literary critic Andrij Drozda wrote: “The pages of novels are too narrow for the writer Ostap Drozdov and the television studios too small for the host Drozdov. He does his best to fill everyone with himself, to get everything off his chest, to tell uncountable stories which unite in a powerful unison. In times of total anemia of Ukrainian literature, Drozdov takes up the role of a jester, a troublemaker and represents the last hope for return of passion into literature.”