Drungytė Erika

Erika Drungytė – poetess, literary critic, translator.
She was born 27 January, 1971 in Kaunas.
She studied Lithuanian philology and direction at Klaipėda University. In 1996-2002 during her Doctoral studies she also gave lectures at Vytautas Magnus University and got her Doctoral degree in 2002. She is an organizer and participant of various events and projects. She had a broadcast “Literatūros akiračiai” in 1995-1996 at National Radio. In 1998 she gave lectures on Lithuanian literature at Latvian University. She is a member of Druskininkai Poetic Fall board of experts since 2002. A member of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union board since 2010.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1999.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Tiksli žiema: poems. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 1998.
Vytauto P. Bložės kūryba: summary of Doctoral thesis. – Kaunas: Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2002.
Ramybės: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2003.
Rūkas ir vėjas: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Patria: poems. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2015.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   L a t v i a n :
L. Langa. Vienišieji = Bezpiederīgie. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2008.
Pavasaris bus kaip visuomet: anthology of modern Latvian poetry (also drew up). – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2012.

D r e w   u p :
Poezijos pavasaris, 2011: almanack. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2011.

A w a r d s :
1995 Laureate of Klaipėda University literary contest.
1997 Best debut in Poetry Spring festival.
2003 Winner of night readings during Poetry Spring festival.
2004 Weekly newspaper “Nemunas” award “Darbščioji pelė”.
2008 Kaunas Radio and Television award for the book “Rūkas ir vėjas” (during Poetry Spring festival).
2009 Salomėja Nėris award for the book “Rūkas ir vėjas” (during Poetry Spring festival).
2013 UAB “Kauno vandenys” award for the book “Pavasaris bus kaip visuomet” (during Poetry Spring festival).
2015 “Varpai” literary award.

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