Anne K. Howard

20 Days in Mariupol vs. Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story Pt. 2

20 Days in Mariupol vs. Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story. This is the second installment in a three-part series reviewing the documentary, 20 Days in Mariupol, as it relates to the book that I co-authored with Adoriana Marik, Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story It is with a heavy heart that I […]

“20 Days in Mariupol” vs. Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story Pt. 1

20 Days in Mariupol

Credit: eng.obozrevatel.com This is the first installment in a three-part series reviewing the film, 20 Days in Mariupol as it relates to the book that I co-authored with a Ukrainian refugee, Escape from Mariupol: A Survivor’s True Story. Mstyslav Chernov’s award-winning documentary, 20 Days in Mariupol, offers a disturbing look into Russia’s ruthless siege of […]

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 […]