About the Author:
Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1972, She studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University and became a journalist and an editor of a children’s magazine. In 1993 she won the Lithuanian Writer’s Union First Book Competition. She is also a playwright and her plays have won awards in Lithuania and Germany.
About the Book:
When Isabel decides to adopt the troubled young orphan, Ilya, she has no idea of the trauma that is about to be unleashed. Taking him back home to their cottage in the country, his dark presence unsettles the family and resurrects the ghosts of Isabel’s past.
Breathing into Marble is a dark and poetic story of love, family, deception and death.
It won the 2009 EU Prize for Literature.
‘A major talent of her generation; her prose puts some of our intellectual writers to shame‘ – World Literature Today