Ivan Franko

Іван Франко


+380 93 944 25 66

Ivan Franko (27 August 1856 – 28 May 1916) was a multifaceted Ukrainian figure, encompassing roles as a poet, writer, playwright, journalist, translator, economist, philosopher, ethnographer, and pioneer in Ukrainian detective novels and modern poetry.

Known for his radical political views, Franko played a pivotal role in shaping the socialist and nationalist movements in western Ukraine. Beyond his own literary contributions, he enriched Ukrainian literature by translating works of renowned authors. Alongside Taras Shevchenko, Franko exerted a profound influence on both literary and political discourse in Ukraine, leaving an indelible mark on its cultural landscape.

The Ukrainian Drama Network proudly unveils the English translation of Franko's acclaimed play "Stolen Happiness," created by the winner of the inaugural Iryna Steshenko Drama Translation competition, Alina Zatsepina.