We are happy to introduce the following jury members for Lithuania:
Daiva Tamošaitytė, author, philosopher, musicologist, piano player, essayist and social activist, President of the jury
Audinga Peluritytė-Tikuišienė, literary critic
Laimantas Jonušys, author, translator and literary critic
Marielle Vitureau, translator
Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė, literary manager and managing director of the Lithuanian Publishers Association
Daiva Tamošaitytė Ph. D. is a philosopher, musicologist, piano player, essayist and social activist. She published 6 books, with 3 translated being into the English (2 fiction and 1 monograph). She also wrote over 450 articles on music, literature, culture and political philosophy for Lithuanian, Indian and American press.Her thesis in Philosophy was defended in 2009. She published 47 research papers and reviews; as well as worked in the field of Asian studies.
Audinga Peluritytė-Tikuišienė (PhD., Assoc. Prof. at Vilnius University) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. She has been a literary critic since 1992. From 2003, she published several research studies about contemporary Lithuanian literature; her last book being “Architectural Boundary: Contemporary Lithuanian Literature and contexts” (2016).
Laimantas Jonušys is a translator and literary critic. He has translated about 30 books from English into Lithuanian. He has also published numerous articles and essays on literature, culture, politics; and published three books himself.
Marielle Vitureau has been living in Lithuania for twenty years. She works in radio, specifically on themes of society and culture. She's also a literary translator from Lithuanian into French.
Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė is a literary manager and managing director of the Lithuanian Publishers Association. Since 2005, she has been participating in various literary and literary management activities. She coordinates the Creative Europe project VERSOPOLIS in Lithuania. She is also a member of various literary work groups: Vilnius Book Fair organizational committee, Literature Council, Vilnius - World Capital of Books.