Sofia Andrukhovych is a writer, translator and publicist. She was born in 1982 in Ivano-Frankivsk. She is the author of prose books "The Summer of Milena" (2002), "Old People" (2003), "Wives of Their Husbands" (2005), "The Salmon" (2007) and numerous publications in the press. She received two awards, the BBC Book of the Year award and the award of the Lesia and Petro Kovalev foundation (USA) of 2015, for her novel "Felix Austria", which was published in 2014. Two books of the author, "Wifes of Their Husbands" and "The Salmon", were published in Polish by "Czarne" publishing house. "Felix Austria" is being prepared to be published in 2016 in Poland and Austria. She translates from Polish and English. In particular, she translated the books of Joanne Rowling, Manuela Gretkowska, Nick Davis, Gregor Dallas, Peter Taylor, Jennifer Egan and Ayn Rand. She is the co-editor of the "Chetver" magazine. She won the scholarship of the Villa Decius in Kraków (2004) and participated in the program of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland "Gaude Polonia" (2013).
The Joseph Conrad Literary Award was founded in 2007 by the Polish Institute in Kyiv. It is given to a Ukrainian author for consistency in realization of the creative development, innovative form, breaking of stereotypes and universality of the content.