Lithuanian Culture Institute

Violeta Kelertas

Year and place of birth

1942, Kaunas (Lithuania)


Higher education


Lithuanian - native
Translates from Lithuanian to English

Work activities

Professor, translator, editor

Worth mentioning

Vilnius Pedagogical University (VPU) doctor, doctor honoris causa
Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), doctor honoris causa

Lithuanian Ministry of Education award
Fulbright stipendium 1993-4
IREX stipendium 1986-7


Translated books

  1. Žemaitė: Marriage for Love. A Nineteenth-Century Lithuanian Woman’s Fight for Justice, Los Angeles: Birchwood Press, 2020

Anthologies or anthologies translated and translated by an interpreter

  1. Come into my Time: Lithuania in Prose Fiction (Lietuvių prozos antologija) Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992

Publications in periodicals

  1. Valdas Papievis: Echo, or the Sieve of Time, Kenyon Review, July/August 2019.
  2. Kostas Ostrauskas: The Quartet, The Vilnius Review (reprinted) 2006.
  3. Kostas Ostrauskas: The Quartet, Lituanus, No. 2, pp. 53-81, 1992.
  4. Aušra M. Jurašas: Sandclaviers, 60 p., staged at the Toronto International Theatre Festival, June 1992.
  5. Ričardas Gavelis: Dove of Peace, Index on Censorship, v. 21, No 10, pp. 27-32
  6. Juozas Aputis: The Flying Appletrees, Lituanus,  No. 3, 1980.
  7. Vytautas Mačernis: Vizijos, Lituanus, 1959.