Mažeikaitė, Zita

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Zita Mažeikaitė

Zita Mažeikaitė-Sajiene was born in 1952 in the district of Prienai, Lithuania. She lives in Vilnius.
After German studies in Vilnius and Greifswald she worked as an editor at a publishing house, since 1982 free-lancing.
Published three volumes of poetry in 1979, 1986 and 2009 and has translated from German and Swedish, esp. Ingeborg Bachmann and Hermann Hesse, Tomas Tranströmer, Artur Lundkvist, P. O. Sundman, Torgny Lindgren, P. O. Enquist, Iingmar Bergman, Pär Lagerkvist, Werner Aspenström and Gunnar Ekelöf. Edited of the anthology "Ten Swedish poets" in Lithuanian.
She received two prizes for her own poetry, one prize from the Swedish Writers' Union for her translations of contemporary Swedish poetry, and in 2010 the Swedish Academy awarded her the Translation's Prize.