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Vaiva Grainytė (Lithuania)

Vaiva Grainytė Vaiva Grainytė Photo by Andrej Vasilenko

Vaiva Grainytė (b. 1984) is a writer, playwright, and poet. Her creative practice usually crosses the confines of deskwork and becomes an integral part of an interdisciplinary polylogue. Her book of essays Beijing Diaries (2012) was nominated for the Book of the Year award in the adult literature category, included in the top twelve listing of the most creative books for that year, and awarded the Augustinas Gricius Prize. Grainytė is also the author of the libretto Have a Good Day (2013), which earned 6 international awards in Europe. Her second work in music – a collaboration with Lina Lapelytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė  Sun & Sea (Marina) (2019) was chosen to represent Lithuania at the 58th Venice Biennale, where it earned the Golden Lion. Vaiva’s poetry debut Gorilla’s Archives was published in 2019.

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