Sonata Paliulytė – poetess, translator.
She was born 3 August, 1968 in Kaunas.
She finished J. Jablonskis Secondary school in Kaunas. She studied and worked at Kaunas Youth Music Studio. She got her specialty of an actress at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2003 (extramural studies). In 1996 she moved to Vilnius. Her debut as a poetess was in 2002 in magazine “Metai”. Her poems have been included into various almanacks and anthologies (“Poezijos pavasaris”, “Žiemos žodžiai”, “How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets”, “Poezijos signalai”, etc.) as well as translated into English, Albanian, Czech, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Slovene, Swedish and other languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2013
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
P. S.: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2005.
Still Life: selected poems (translated into English by K. Sh. Keys, I. Praitis). – Dunbar: Calder Wood Press, 2011.
Sonatos: poetry. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2013.
C o – a u t h o r :
T. Nitzan, S. Paliulytė, V. Dekšnys, E. Ališanka, V. Braziūnas. Penki langai į sodą = המישה חלונות אל הגן: poems. – Vilnius: Tarptautinių kultūros programų centras, 2009.
T r a n s l a t i o n s f r o m E n g l i s h :
M. Elfyn. Vualiuotas bučinys = Veiled Kiss: collection of poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2005.
E. Dickinson. Pusiaudienio krantai = The Banks of Noon: collection of poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.
A w a r d s :
2005 Young Yotvingian Prize for poetry debut.
2006, 2007 Scholarship of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2007 Ditet E Naimit Poetry festival award “Menada” for the special poetic creativity (Macedonia).
2013 Scholarship of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2014 Salomėja Nėris literary award for poetry book “Sonatos”.