Uladzislaŭ Ivanoŭ (Habacki)
Uladzislaŭ Ivanoŭ (pen name Harbacki), born in 1978 in Viciebsk (Belarus), is a Belarusian writer, politologist, sociolinguist, translator from French, researcher of the Belarusian Old Believers. In 2016, his debut prose book “Songs of the Trolley Poles” was published, it is considered to be the first gay-prose in the Belarusian literature. Uladzislaŭ translated the works by M. Yourcenar, G. Eekhoud as well as academic texts on sociology and political science. He is the author of the sociolinguistic feminist essay “The Belarusian Language Feminization Guide” (2017) and of the monograph “The Feminization of Old Belarusian and Contemporary Belarusian” (2019). He is the author of the short utopian novel “A Strange Strike” (2020), dedicated to the Lukašenka dictatorship. In 2020 he is preparing two new collections of prose: “When Bird Cherry Blossomed…” and “Shards of old love”.
Now he lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and teaches at EHU (European Humanities University).