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Delija Valiukenas

Portrait of translator Delija Valiukenas

Delija Valiukenas

Born in Germany of Lithuanian parents, who fled their home in 1944 to escape the Russian occupation, Delija Valiukenas emigrated with her family to the United States and settled in upstate New York. She earned her PhD in English literature from Brown University and has taught world literature for thirty-four years. Delija writes and translates for Baltic and Lithuanian journals, and was commissioned by the Lithuanian National Theatre of Kaunas to translate selected Lithuanian plays into English.

Articles by Delija Valiukenas

The Trial
By Dalia Grinkevičiūtė
“Aren’t you ashamed, you, a schoolgirl, to be sitting here on this bench?”
Translated from Lithuanian by Delija Valiukenas