The Draughty House

Danutė Kalinauskaitė
The Draughty House
Number of pages:
150 mm x 210 mm
UAB Tyto alba

Danutė Kalinauskaitė (b. 1959) is a master of short stories. She has written three books, the second of which, “You Never Know”, was awarded the prizes of Lithuanian Writers’ Union and the Lithuanian Literature and Folklore Institute. “The Draughty House” (2015) is her latest book of short stories in which she returns to describing everyday situations revealing their latent existential depth. A simple household reality, opening its magical dimension, becomes a key to the fate of the people. From the smallest detail, the writer reconstructs the lives of people, thus becoming a sort of “internal human archaeologist”. Each novella represents a look into the depths of human life. Danutė Kalinauskaitė’s books distinguish by their expressive, very rich language, abundance of details and attention to them as well as a very deep knowledge of human psychology.

Danutė Kalinauskaitė

Danutė Kalinauskaitė (Kunickienė) – prose writer, essayist.
She was born 31 October, 1959 in Kaunas.
In 1983 she finished her studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. From 1983 till 1994 she worked at magazine “Moksleivis”. Later she collaborated with various publishing houses in Lithuanian, mostly with “Baltos lankos”. From 2003 she worked as an editor at Publishing Center of Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2011.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Išėjusi šviesa: short stories. – Vilnius : Vaga, 1987
Niekada nežinai: essays and short stories. – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2008.
Skersvėjų namai: essays and short stories. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2015.

A w a r d s :
1987 Antanas Jonynas award for the book “Išėjusi šviesa”.
2006 Antanas Vaičiulaitis award for short story “Namo”, published in magazine “Metai”.
2009 Lithuanian Writers’ Union award for the book “Niekada nežinai”.
2009 Award of of Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore. Book “Niekada nežinai” was selected as the most creative book of the year.

Other books by Danutė Kalinauskaitė
A Cloud on the Grass / short stories

A Cloud on the Grass / short stories


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