Bogdan Zholdak (Богда́н Жолда́к, 1948) is a writer, playwright and screenplay writer. Critics describe the genre of his works as urban folk miniatures where the narrator is the so-called "homo sovieticus". The language of his works is highly aphoristic. The writer has succeeded in his linguistic experiments with using surzhik. This linguistic hybrid turned out to be a decreasing factor for official language and at the same time a certain discovery for postmodernism. His most famous books include "Like a Dog Under a Tank” (Як собака під танк, 1994), “Anticlimax” (Антиклімакс, 2001) and “The Hot Arctic” (Гаряча Арктика, 2010).