Bees on the Snow: (Kales vaikai)
Saulius Saltenis (Author) Daiva Litvinskaite (Author)
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It's Christmas night, and Pastor Kristijonas has disappeared-so begins this magical, madcap tale of a pastoral Lithuanian community, weaving together myths, legends, and supernatural tales with the lives of ordinary folk. As the ghosts of the Lithuanian dead grapple with those of the newcomers from abroad, a bubbling teapot of passions erupts, and a timeless world is brought to life with humor and love, tragedy and horror.
Pica Pica Press
February 05, 2021
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.34 inches | 0.42 pounds
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About the Author
Born in 1945 in Utena, Lithuania, Saulius Saltenis published his first book, a collection of short stories, at the age of nineteen. Besides novels and short stories, he has also written plays, musicals, and film scenarios, as well as worked as an editor. Active politically in Lithuania's independence movement, he was one of the signatories to the Act of the Reestablishment of the State of Lithuania in 1990 and served as Minister of Culture from 1994 to 1996. In 2020 Saltenis won the Lithuanian National Prize for his contributions to Lithuanian literature.
Elizabeth Novickas is a translator and critic, a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a B.A. in Rhetoric from the Urbana campus and a M.A. in Lithuanian Language and Literature from the Chicago campus. She has worked previously as a bookbinder and fine printer in Urbana, Illinois; as a newspaper designer and cartographer in Springfield, Illinois; and as editorial system administrator at the Chicago Sun-Times. Besides translating Lithuanian into English, she has worked as editor of the journal Lituanus. Elizabeth was the recipient of a 2011 translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for the translation of Frank Kruk (Pica Pica Press, 2016). In the same year, she won the St. Jerome Prize from the Association of Lithuanian Literary Translators.