Markiyan Kamysh is a Ukrainian novelist who represents Chernobyl underground. For many years, he has been illegally investigating and writing about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Pripyat. He made a lots of expeditions behind the barbed wire and lived in the Zone for more than a year. Kamysh’s debut novel La Zone about illegal Chernobyl tourists (stalkers) has been welcomed with great warmth by French critics. Cult French magazine Le Nouvel Observateur has called it ‘stunning’ while Monaco Hebdo magazine included it in the list of choices of the month.