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Andrey Valentinov

Ukrainian writer

1958   -  

country of citizenship: Soviet Union, Ukraine
educated at: University of Kharkiv
occupation: historian, archaeologist, science fiction writer

Andriy Valentinov (Ukrainian: Андрій Валентинов, Russian: Андрей Валентинов; born March 18, 1958) is the pen name of Ukrainian science/fantasy fiction writer Andrey Valentinovich Shmalko. He resides in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and writes in Russian. Valentinov collaborates with other Russophone Ukrainian writers, such as H. L. Oldie and Marina and Sergey Dyachenko. Valentinov's genre is often defined as cryptohistory. He is the author of 40 novels, about 50 stories and more than 60 essays about the problems of contemporary speculative literature. He has 164 science fiction and fantasy literary awards. At Eurocon 2013 in Kyiv, the European Science Fiction Society named Valentinov Europe's best writer of 2013.Valentinov is a historian and archaeologist, Associate Professor at Kharkiv National University.
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