Abraitytė, Jurgita Marija

Born in 1975 in Rusne, Silute, Lithuania. Studied Lithuanian Philology, Communication, Information and Publishing at the Vilnius University (Lithuania) and Icelandic Philology for Foreigners at the University of Iceland.

Translator and interpretor from Icelandic since 1996. Translates poetry, prose and children literature. Since 2004 she is a member of the Lithuanian Association of Literary Translations.

As a translator she took part in literary festivals like „Poezijos pavasaris“ (The Spring of Poetry) in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and „Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo“ (Poetic Fall in Druskininkai) in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Has taught Icelandic at the Vilnius University for two years and worked at The National Theatre of Iceland and the National Theatre of Lithuania.