Lena Eltang – prose writer, poetess, translator.
She was born 29 August, 1964 in St. Petersburg.
She graduated from National University in Irkutsk, Faculty of Philology and Journalism. She lives in Vilnius since 1991.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2012.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Eilėraščiai / introduction by Tomas Venclova. – Karaliaučius, 2003.
О чём пировать: poems. – Sankt Peterburgas : Пушкинский фонд, 2007.
Побег куманики: novel. – Москва: АСТ : Астрель, 2009.
Каменные клёны: novel. – Vilnius : Vaga, 2011
Другие барабаны: novel. – 2011.
Akmeniniai klevai: novel. (translation from Russian by Vladas Braziūnas). – Vilnius: Vaga, 2011.
T r a n s l a t i o n s f r o m E n g l i s h :
S. Massey. Ikebanos meistras: novel. – Sankt Peterburgas : АмФора, 2006.
A w a r d s :
2010 Novoja Slovestnost Award for the book “Akmeniniai klevai”.
2011 Award of Russia during International Literary Competition for the book “Другие барабаны” (“Kiti būgnai”). The novel was also included into the shortlist of 2012 of Russian National Award.
2012 The book “Akmeniniai klevai” was selected as the best translated book of the year.