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Tomas Venclova

Born: Sep 11, 1937

Birthplace: KlaipA—da

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Lithuania

Tomas Venclova

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1937
Birth Place : KlaipA—da

Tomas Venclova is a Lithuanian poet, prose writer, scholar, philologist and translator of literature. He is one of the five founding members of the Lithuanian Helsinki Group. In 1977, following his dissident activities, he was forced to emigrate and was deprived of his Soviet citizenship. Since 1980 he has taught Russian and Polish literature at Yale University. Considered a major figure in world literature, he has received many awards, including the Prize of Two Nations, and The Person of Tolerance of the Year Award from the Sugihara Foundation, among other honors.


  • Writer
  • Poet


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  • Marija Venclova
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