18 September 2021

Giedrė Kazlauskaitė

Giedrė Kazlauskaitė Giedrė Kazlauskaitė Photo by Monika Požerskytė

Giedrė Kazlauskaitė was born in 1980 in Kybartai. She studied Lithuanian literature at Vilnius University. She has worked in a bookstore, LRT television, has written essays for the radio (The Little Studio), and co-authored numerous publications. Since 2011, she has worked in the weekly cultural paper Šiaurės Atėnai of which she is now editor-in-chief. She is known as a poet, essayist and critic. While at the Lithuanian Institute of Literature and Folklore, she unsuccessfully tried to write a dissertation on the parallels between the life and work of the Lithuanian classic author Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas. Her first book, Bye-Bye School!, (2001) was prose, her second Hetaera Songs, (2008) was poetry and won the Young Jotvingian Prize. Kazlauskaitė’s third book, Postils (2009), written together with Father Julius Sasnauskas, presents commentary on the gospels. Three more poetry collections followed: Las Meninas (2014, Jurga Ivanauskaitė Prize, finalist for poetry book of the year).  Singerstraum (2016, Writer’s Union Prize, Most Creative Book of the Year Award) and Amber Room (2018). Her poems have been translated onto English, French, German, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Latvian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Spanish and Hungarian. She lives in Vilnius.






Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Lietuvos Respublikos kutūros ministerija
EU: Creative Europe