Taisija Oral was born on 28 March 1984 in Vilnius. She studied Russian Philology studies (Vilniaus University), later – joined PhD programme at Vilnius University and the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore. On the basis of the dissertation, the book titled Dainiai be tautos. Lietuvos rusų rašytojų strategijos (po)sovietmečiu (Poets with no Nation: (Post)Soviet Strategies of Russian Writers in Lithuania) was published (2013, LLTI Leidykla, series Ars Critica). Since 2014 she lives in Abu Dhabi. She translates Lithuanian and English poetry into Russian.
In 2016, her first collection of poems titled Šeštadienis (Saturday) was published (Суббота, Калининград: Phoca Books). The second poetry book is under preparation. Its planned publication: 2018.
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