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Daiva Cepauskaite (Lithuania)

Daiva Cepauskaite (b. 1967 in Marijampole) is a poet and dramatist and a member of the Lithuanian Theatre Association and the Lithuanian Writers' Union. She graduated from the Kaunas Medical Academy as a physician. She also took acting classes at the Kaunas Youth Musical Studio. Since 1990 she has been employed full-time as an actress by the Kaunas Youth Chamber Theatre.

Cepauskaite has published three collections of verse and is also known as an author of plays for children. Her dramatic pieces have been staged by Lithuanian theatres. The Birthday of Pimpe (1990), The Cold Heart (after the fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, 1997) and The Nightingale (after the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen) were staged by the Kaunas Youth Chamber Theatre; while The Mystery of a Snowball (1999), When a Star is Falling (after the fairy tale by Andersen, 2001) and The Potato Tale (2001) were staged by the Kaunas Puppet Theatre.

Her poetry has been translated into English, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Italian and other languages. At present, she resides and works in Kaunas.