18 September 2021

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė Aušra Kaziliūnaitė Photo by Laura Vansevičienė

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė was born in Vilnius in 1987 and grew up in Biržai. She studied history and religion and received her Ph.D, in philosophy from Vilnius University in 2020. She is the author of five poetry collections: First Lithuanian Book (2007), 20% Concentration Camp (2009), The Moon is a Pill (2014), I am Crumbling Walls (2016) and There Is No Sea (2021). She has won numerous prizes including the Jurga Ivanauskaitė Prize, the Young Artist’s Award from the Lithuanian Cultural Ministry, and the Elena Mezginaitė Prize. Her poetry has been translated into 18 foreign languages. A selection of her poems, The Moon Is A Pill (tr. Rimas Uzgiris) was published in the UK by Parthian Books in 2018. She has participated in many international festivals and artist’s residencies in both Europe and the US, including as an Honors Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa.






Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Lietuvos Respublikos kutūros ministerija
EU: Creative Europe