Halyna Kruk is a Ukrainian writer, translator, educator, and literary critic. She is a professor of literary studies at the National University of Lviv where her research focuses on medieval literature in Ukraine. In addition to poetry, she also writes children’s fiction. Her children’s books have been translated into fifteen languages. Her poems have been translated into German and Russian, and she, herself, translates from Polish into Ukrainian. Kruk was formerly vice president of PEN Ukrainian. In 2003, she was awarded the Gaude Polonia scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture. That same year, she won the Step by Step international competition for children’s books.