Philip Womack

Philip Womack Talks To Marina Lewycka

Marina Lewycka’s debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, became a bestseller in 2005. Both funny and tragic, it concerns the problems that arise when the narrator’s elderly parent falls for a brash, younger Ukrainian woman who is keen on gaining a British passport. Lewycka was born in a refugee camp in Kiel, Germany, of Ukrainian parents, and grew up in England. I catch her in Sheffield, on her way to stay with friends. They are the people in whose house she finished writing her first novel. She is completing her second.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • A review of fiction for Monday morning: David Jays on the Sparsholt Affair - ,
    • .@simon_schama's Belonging is a 'highly personal and idiosyncratic history of the Jews': ,
    • Hurrah! is upon us. Fill your boots with free copies of the magazine and soak up the festival goodness.,
    • Free copies of the magazine available at , starting next week. Enjoy!,
    • Newsletter - ,
    • Still some few tickets available, at a discount, using code CLFLR10 or following this link: ,
    • . begins later this week. Get your tickets if you haven't already, and look out for free copies of the magazine.,