Anne K. Howard

The Harrowing Tale of a Ukrainian Dog

Move over Benji. Step aside, Lassie. There’s a new celebrity dog in town. Her name is Yola. She is a Siberian Husky who lived in the once-beautiful port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. Yola is one of the main characters in “Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story,” a nonfiction that I recently co-authored with Yola’s […]

Lost in Translation: The Challenge of Sharing a Ukrainian/Russian Story in English

Adoriana in the bomb shelter (identity blurred) In the Introduction of Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story, I briefly discuss how the book was written. I mention that my Ukrainian co-author, Adoriana Marik, emailed me letters written in Russian (the second language of many Ukrainians) which I translated into English and crafted into a […]