– Hello, I am Yuri Andrukhovych, and, if I'm not mistaken, for the first time in my life I have the opportunity to conduct an interview with Serhiy Zhadan.
– Serhiy, I am very grateful for your consent, and I am very grateful to those who brought us together. Now, without unnecessary and long prefaces, I will begin. Since I interview very rarely, I can look like a kind of amateur beginner…
– You remind me of a border guard who thinks, "To allow the border crossing or turn me away?"
Something like that. Although rather a customs officer. I have to start with the episode when I first saw you. It was quite revolutionary. Somewhere at the end of '93, you just showed up at my house. It was early Sunday morning. You came to my parents – I lived with my parents then. I was already an adult guy, already the author of two novels, and still lived with my parents. You were nineteen, right? I tried to get rid of you as soon as possible and to show you out. You intended to go to Lviv…