Sluckaitė-Jurašienė Aušra Marija

Aušra Marija Sluckaitė-Jurašienė – prose writer, playwright, literary critic.
She was born 1 June, 1936 in Kaunas.
In 1959 she finished her studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. From 1959 till 1970 she worked at publishing house “Vaga” and from 1970 till 1974 she worked at Youth Theater as a manager of literary part. In 1974 she emigrated West and lived in Germany, Austria, USA. In 1975 she worked as an editor in USA radio “Laisvė – Laisvoji Europa”. From 1976 till 1984 she worked as a reporter in New York.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1995.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Kritikos štrichai: collection of articles. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1963.
Po Dvynių ženklu: artist's [Jonas Jurašas] path between two worlds: essays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1994.
Miesto madrigalai: poetical prose. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1995.
Egziliantės užrašai: essays, portrait sketches, recollections, impressions. – Vilnius: Kultūros barai, 2008.

P l a y s   a n d   a d a p t a t i o n s :
Zeks = Zekai: play. – staged at Theatre for the New City in 1981, in English.
Smėlio klavyrai: play (based on J. Bobrovski novel “Lietuviški fortepijonai”). – staged at National Kaunas Drama Theater in 1990.
Marina: play (based on M. Cvetajeva life and works). – staged at HB Playwrites Foundation Theatre in 1996, in English.
Lokys: libretto (for B. Kutavičius opera). – staged at National Opera and Ballet Theater in 2000.
Antigonė Sibire: play (based on J. Anouilh play “Antigonė”. – staged at National Kaunas Drama Theater in 2010.
Balta drobulė: play (based on A. Škėma novel). – staged at National Kaunas Drama Theater in 2012.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   R u s s i a n :
A. Grinas. Raudonos burės: feerie. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1960; Gelmės, 2014.
Kaip mėnulis atsirado: fairy tales. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1962.
A. Grinas. Bėgančioji bangomis: novel. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1963.