Jurga Ivanauskaitė biography

Jurga Ivanauskaitė

Novelist, Author

1961 – 2007

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Who was Jurga Ivanauskaitė?

Jurga Ivanauskaitė was a Lithuanian writer.

She was born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union. Studying at the Vilnius Art Academy, her first book was The Year of the Lilies of the Valley, published in 1985. She subsequently published six novels, a children's book and a book of essays. Her works have been translated into several languages, including English, Latvian, Polish, Russian, German, and Swedish.

After her visits in the Far East, she became an active supporter of the Tibet liberation movement.

She died from the soft tissue sarcoma in Vilnius at the age of 45 and is interred in the Antakalnis Cemetery.

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Born
Nov 14, 1961
Vilnius
Parents
Nationality
  • Lithuania
Profession
Education
  • Vilnius Academy of Art
    ( - 1985)
Lived in
  • Vilnius
Died
Feb 17, 2007
Vilnius

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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