Irbytė, Dzintra Elga

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Dzintra Elga Irbytė-Staniulienė was born in the village of Dubovka, Joniškis district, Lithuania, in 1945. Between 1966 and 1970 she studied at Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute (now Šiauliai University) at the Faculty of Philology. From 1970 to 2003 she taught in the schools of Šiauliai and Joniškis district. She is a member of the Lithuanian Literary Translators' Union since 2004 and of the Lithuanian Independent Writers' Union since 2000.

Her long list of literary translations from Latvian include works of fiction by Amanda Aizpuriete, Dagnija Dreika and Laima Muktupāvela and of non-fiction literature on Baltic religion and science.

Dzintra Elga Irbytė has been awarded with the J. and E. Šiulaičius Literary Fund Prize in 2004 and several scholarships from the Latvian Cultural Capital Fund.

In 2006, she was granted the status of artist. She has been engaging herself actively in various events, including the 6th International Congress of Translators in Riga (Latvia, 2003), Lithuanian and Latvian Poetry Days in Jelgava (Latvia, 2002–2004, 2006), the competition "Poetic Druskininkai Autumn " (1999, 2000), at the international literary forum "Eurospąstai" (2003).