Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

The Silence of Trees on Radio Free Europe


I was featured in a story on the Ukrainian radio program Svoboda Today (Svoboda Sjohodni) this evening. The radio program aired in Ukrainian and was broadcast by the Ukrainian Service of Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe.

The interview and feature story gave background on my biography and novel, THE SILENCE OF TREES, as well as its status in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. For those who are interested (and can read Ukrainian), the web story is online at:

The Ukrainian radio program, Svoboda Today, will be archived online tonight and should be available after 8pm this evening. First click on Aудіo (Audio), then choose запис (recording).

Thank you to Maryana Dratch for contacting me and for being so patient with me during the interview. She did a fantastic job putting this all together.

Author: Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and STICKS & BONES, as well as the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Born and raised in Chicago, Valya received her degree in English at DePaul University and her MFA in Writing as part of the inaugural class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since receiving her MFA, Valya has worked as a college professor, obituary writer, content manager, internal communications specialist, co-producer of an independent feature film, and Goth cocktail waitress.

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