Yury Andrukhovych (Ю́рій Андрухо́вич, 1960) is undoubtedly the most influential, the most translated and the most recognized Ukrainian writer today. An extremely universal poet, prose writer and journalist. He is the vicepresident of the Association of Ukrainian writers, founder of the symbol of the new Ukrainian postmodernism, the group named "BU–BA–BU" – Burleska (burlesque) – Balahan (mockery) – Buffonada (buffonade). Besides novels and poem collections, he is co-author of the book "My Europe" (together with A. Stasiuk). In his novel titled "Recreations" (1990, Slovak translation made by V. Kupka, published in 2003), he mocks the image of a Soviet poet as a holder of the superior truth and ethics and throws him into a chaos of the everyday life. In the apocryphe novel "The Moscoviad", an Ukrainian poet, bohemian and narcissist Otto von V. Finds himself right in the centre of the ongoing fall of the Russian empire, travels through the underground of Moscow, gets drunk and copulates, ironizes symbols of the falling empire and becomes witness of its last spasm, represented by a secret conspiration and an attempt to re-establish the old regime. The last of his prose writings titled "Lexicon of Intimate Places" (Лексикон інтимних міст, 2011) is a novel in the form of memoirs, at the same time, his most extensive work (480 pages) and, as always, surprising for the uncommonness of its form (111 essays on various cities of the world, beginning with all letters of the alphabet) and content. The reviews ad critiques on his works are rather ambiguous and repeat in using the term "geopoetics" with its negative connotations. The author himself called his novel "a puzzle book" and is planning to continue with further parts of it.