Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

"There’s no doubt that Mendel and I, more than anyone else, wanted to get to Russia as soon as possible..."Continue Reading →

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

The Song of the Stork tells the story of Yael, a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl separated from her family on the Polish-Lithuanian border during World War IIContinue Reading →

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

Hide and Seek; Būda, Lithuania; November, 1950Continue Reading →

Petras Cvirka – the Lithuanian Writer Lionised by the Soviets

Petras Cvirka – the Lithuanian Writer Lionised by the Soviets

Born into a poor farming family in 1909, Cvirka's tangled legacy forms a metaphor for all the paradoxes and complexities of the Soviet era in Eastern Europe.Continue Reading →

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

"Marienburg is a vast city equal in size with London, planned with perfect regularity both architecturally and in its social organization."Continue Reading →

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

Pärnu is Estonia's most beautiful city. Airy parks, giant trees, and castle-like villas that call out to you with their back staircase secrets.Continue Reading →

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

"Imaginary Latvians always seem to make “cameo appearances,” popping up when you least expect it."Continue Reading →

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė’s novel Breathing into Marble is a dark, compelling tale of a family torn apart and a woman driven to the edge of madness.Continue Reading →