Weekly Editors and the millions offer the literary community continuous coverage of the war in Ukraine. Weekly Editors examines the impact on the publishing and literary community, while Millions offers first-hand reports from the field of its correspondent in Ukraine. We will continue to update this page regularly. Please feel free to email International Editor Ed Nawotka at ENawotka@publishersweekly.com if you have any information or charity to share.
Fundraising and Charity
In the weeks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the international publishing community launched a number of initiatives aimed at offering support to authors, publishers and aid organisations. For those who wish to help, there are several ways to get involved. The Federation of European Publishers, for example, raises funds for the Association of Ukrainian Publishers to help print books for the millions of Ukrainian refugee children and families now scattered across Europe. You can donate online here.
The impact on publishing
The majority of book-related activities in Ukraine have ceased, and many companies are looking to resume work from abroad, including in Poland and elsewhere. Many authors and publishing professionals have also joined the fight against Russia. In solidarity, most international book fairs and events have suspended relations with Russian publishing houses and state-affiliated institutions.
Shipped from Ukraine
Writer Il’ja Rákoš and her family lived until recently in Kyiv, Ukraine. What follows are his writings about and writing during the ongoing Russian invasion – many of which are Facebook posts written from a bomb shelter, reposted with his permission and help from his friend Mark Slouka.
This piece was last updated on March 29, 2022.