Victor Tkachenko (born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian-Canadian artist. Victor received professional art training beginning at age ten and was one of only a few graduates to complete the rigorous program at the Art School in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Following his fine art education, Victor did graduate work in architecture at the National University of Construction and Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine. He lives in Toronto.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.