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Vaiva Grainytė (b. 1984) is a writer, playwright, and poet. Her creative practice tends to cross the confines of desk work and be manifested in interdisciplinary practices: radio plays, site specific/dance performances, and musicals. Her solo works – the book of essays Beijing Diaries (2012) and the poetry collection Gorilla’s Archives (2019) were nominated for the Book of the Year awards and included in the top twelve listings of the most creative books in Lithuania. In her writing, documentary and social issues are exhibited in a poetic and paradoxical manner. Grainytė is also the librettist of the opera Have a Good Day (2013), which earned 6 international awards in Europe. Her second work in arts – a collaboration with Lina Lapelytė and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė Sun & Sea (Marina) (2019) was chosen to represent Lithuania at the 58th Contemporary Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. The author and her colleagues’ work also received National Prize for Culture and Arts (2019).

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reflections on belonging

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Graphic Novels

Poem from the poetry book "Gorilla's Archives"

 

 

translated by Rimas Uzgiris
video by Jevgenij Tichonov
organized by Saulius Vasiliauskas

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