London-based Kristina Sabaliauskaitė is the most widely read Lithuanian author Her award-winning four-part historical novel Silva Rerum is also a bestseller. #RivetingReviews: Rosie Goldsmith reviews SILVA RERUM, BOOKS I-IV by. 23 Mar The four volumes of Kristina Sabaliauskaitė’s historical saga Silva Rerum (– ) have sold more than a quarter million copies in her.

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Rights already sold Europe: Or was it just the omnipotence of a blind accident? The Silva Rerum novels are researched with scientific precision and based on historical facts and characters, so they attempt to join the science of history with the art of literature. To subscribe, click here. The art historian Dr.

No wonder this patriotic page-turner, with its lush language and bodice-ripping nobles, is so popular here in Lithuania.

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Enter your email address to subscribe: All this felt worth writing about and showing to a wider audience. We errum a Literature Newsletter when we have news and features on UK and international literature, plus opportunities for the industry to share. The setting is historically accurate and authentic but by no means irrelevant to our time. Views Read Edit View history. In she debuted with a historical novel ‘Silva Rerum’ published by Baltos Lankos Publishers about the life of a noble Narwoysz family inthe period after The Deluge.

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For Lithuanians Kristina has brought back to life the creative fervour of a multilingual, multi-cultural country once so central to Europe, today slowly clawing its way back. I spent a decade researching, letting the idea mature, and fermenting my idea about how to develop what I call the contemporary historical novel, one that would be different from the traditional historical novel, which usually depicts the great characters and great events of textbook history.

Invaluable tips and insights from every single speaker. And though the novels may be set primarily during the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, they are not “local”—the wider narrative of European history and culture is recognizable.

Will his common sense help when the events go out of control and the main figures, fascinated by alchemy and Kabbalah seek to escape the reality and transgress the boundaries into the darkness of passions and the metaphysical obscurity? Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

He feels that he is simply rrerum citizen of the world with no need of a passport. The novel is based on true events and biographies; it is a tale of the familial heredity, Vilnius and Nieswiez, reality and subconsciousness, judaism and libertinism, architecture, theatre, the element of fire and the origins of the legend of Ger-Tzedek, the Righteous Proselyte of Vilna.

Instead, it was the thought of how to do such a big, beautiful story justice. British Council may use the information you provide for the purposes of research and service improvement, to ask for feedback in the form of questionnaires and surveys.


Lithuanian women novelists Writers from Vilnius Lithuanian expatriates in England Living people births 21st-century Silvq women writers 21st-century Lithuanian writers. She worked as a foreign correspondent in London and columnist for Lithuania ‘s biggest daily newspaper until The inspiration was the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the great empire that lasted from the 16th to the 18th century.

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You may unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link in the newsletter. But first and foremost they attempt to tell sabaliausoaite dramatic and amazing story of the country I am from. New York Rights Fair. The Cartesian opposition of body and soul, the Baroque drama of life and death, the search for God and the life behind the convent walls, the history of the university and the microhistories of the multinational Vilnius that toll in the voices of bells, founded by a Frenchman Jean Delamars — are just a few themes from the first part of ‘Silva Rerum’.

For Kristina these are precious records of domestic life rich with sabaliauskite and stories. Savaliauskaite in Vilniusshe has been based in London since