Our Adventure

“Dukh i Litera” (Spirit and Letter) Research and Publishing Association introduces readers to the best examples of Ukrainian  and world classics, as well as to contemporary studies in the areas of philosophy, history, culture studies, social science, etc. In our publications we look for the creative union of the “sciences of the letter” with the “sciences of the spirit”, for the harmony between form and sense.


The discovery of each author, and the choice of each book we publish are highlights of an exciting adventure which “Dukh i Litera” embarked upon more than 25 years ago.


We pay great attention to publishing Christian and Judaic literature.


We strongly believe that high-quality non-fiction has to be available to every Ukrainian, and that every real encounter with a book is not limited to reading 50, 200 or 500 pages. At stake is something much bigger: the discovery of new worlds and new personalities! Exactly because of that we put great value into the dialogue between the reader and the author, and facilitate this dialogue through the organization of public events, presentations, lectures etc. Thus, we strive not only to introduce Ukrainians to books, but to personalities!


“Dukh i Litera” has a reason to be proud: we have published more than 400 titles so far. And it looks like it is just a beginning…

Kostyantyn Sigov
Co-founder, CEO
Kostyantyn Sigov is a philosopher and public figure, the director of the European Humanities Research Center of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” the organizer of the annual international conference “Assumption Readings,” and of the Kyiv Summer Theological University. He has rich experience in teaching at some of the word’s leading universities (Sorbonne, Oxford, Stanford, Geneva, Leuven, among others). He is the author of the course “European Culture: Conflict of Interpretations” at NaUKMA and a cavalier of the Ordre des Palmes academiques (France).

Leonid Finberg
Co-founder, Chief editor
Leonid Finberg is a sociologist, the chief editor of “Dukh i Litera” as well as the director of the Centre for Studies of History and Culture of Eastern European Jewry of NaUKMA. He is the compiler and editor of a number of series of our books including Jewish Civilization. Oxford Handbook on Judaica (2 volumes), Jews and Slavs, Maidan: Witnesses (in 2 volumes), among others. He is the author of the book On Various Things and A Bit On Myself. He is the chief editor of the “Yegupets” almanac, a member of the Ukrainian branch of the Pen International, and the presenter of a joint program of UKRLIFETV and” Dukh i Litera” entitled “Dialogues about Culture.”