PICA PICA PRESS is dedicated to bringing the literatures of Lithuania to the English-speaking world.

We will offer all forms of literature, be it poetry or prose, essays or drama. Era is no barrier, either: Like the magpie, our aim is to collect and present gems of literature from this under-explored area of Europe to an English-speaking audience, as time, health and wealth allows.


Although our emphasis is on our translations from Lithuanian, we hope to bring our readers works from any of the languages once spoken in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including Yiddish, German, Polish, Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian.



Vladas Karatajus

Acknowledgements to Violeta Kelertas, Daiva Litvanskaitė, Rimas Miksys, Aida Novickas, Henry Rexroad, Terry Sowka, Aurelia Tamošiūnaitė, Henrietta Vepstas, the Lithuanian Culture Institute, and the NEA, whose support & assistance have made this project possible.

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