Translating Vilnius: Laimonas Briedis and Elizabeth Novickas

Where: 57th Street Books, 1301 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL

Laimonas Briedis will discuss VILNIUS, Briedis’s historical investigation of Lithuania’s capital, from legendary beginnings in the 14th century up to 2009, when Vilnius holds the distinction of being European Capital of Culture. Briedis is a native of Vilnius, educated in Canada. He received his doctorate from the University of British Columbia and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto.

Elizabeth Novickas, a graduate from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a M.A. in Lithuanian Language and Literature, will be discussing her outstanding translation of Ricardas Gavelis’s VILNIUS POKER, a novel often referred to as “the turning point in Lithuanian literature.”

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