Ukrainian novelist and humorist Yulia Pylyavskaya launches her book “Adventures of a Big Girl in a Flat City”

Yulia Pylavskaya

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The stand-up comedy show will take place on July 5 at The Word on the Water Bookbarge in Camden.

Everything I earn from my book will go to a Ukrainian refugee organization. The war started the day after my first comedy book was launched. Since then, I have been raising funds for Ukraine.

— Yulia Pyliavskaya

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 7, 2022 / — Ukrainian novelist and comedian Yulia Pylyavskaya launches her book “Adventures of a Big Girl in a Flat City” as a comedy show on July 5 at Le word on the water Bookbarge in Camden.

She’ll be joined by a talented cast of comedians, who will share their own experiences growing up, roast the author, or talk about the book’s characters in sets they’ve specially prepared for the night.

“Everything I earn from the sale of my books will go to a Ukrainian volunteer organization for refugees. The war started the day after I launched my first comedy book in Barcelona and since then I’ve been raising money for Ukraine with every book I sell,” says Yulia.
“Yulia knows how to stand and sit: she recently published a first novel, Adventures of a Tall Girl in a Flat City, “a comic portrait of a dysfunctional post-Soviet society in the 1990s, in these times of no feminism, no war, no communication skills. (“Si Hawson, “The British Comedy Guide”, full interview:

“As a teenager in post-Soviet times, you had absolutely no access to any form of sex education. I still feel for teenagers growing up in repressive cultures. Especially women, where any kind of curiosity what they show on the subject is ridiculously shameful. I suppose my project to write my own book on the mockery of sexually repressive society was born and formed thanks to DH Lawrence and his ‘Lady Chatterlay lover’ Ironically, I later did my MA in Comparative Literature in Nottingham, where he had also studied,” says Yulia.

Among the actors will be Sam Jones (“Sam has a wonderfully natural and warm style. She turns the everyday into hilarious stories that will always leave you wanting more” – Chris Groves), Aisha Amanduri (“An innocent face but a daring actress” – someone from the audience), Dominic Fraser (“One of my favorite British artists with a huge future ahead of him” – Austin Branson), Drue Fitzerald (“Drue isn’t he the name of a guy?” – everyone), Tim Thompson (“Detached from the majority… strong writing” – Chortle), Vash Pernicar (“Vash is my favorite comedian” – Lewis Schaffer), Vlad Ilich (“Vlad is playful, charming , intelligent and very funny” – Luke Toulson), Mike Strogi (“Gave [our] show an explosive start” – Kyle Wallace), and Brighton-based comedians: Dan Fardell (“One of the best new joke writers I’ve seen” – Romesh Ranganathan) and MC Nik Coppin (“Fast and funny” – Adelaide Fringe).

Paddy Screetch, Manager of The Word on the Water Book Barge, said: “We are really looking forward to hosting this very interesting event. A comedy night to launch a novel sounds unique and fun, and I hope we can raise funds to help the people of Ukraine.”

‘Adventures’ is at 7.00pm on Tuesday 5th July at the Word on the Water Book barge, address: on the Regents canal in the Kings Cross area (link) with doors opening from 6.30pm. Free entry.

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