Art historian Dr Kristina Sabaliauskaitė was born in Vilnius, since 2002 is based in London, where she worked for a number of years as a foreign correspondent and columnist for Lithuania's biggest daily newspaper.
In 2008 she debuted with her historical novel Silva Rerum (published by "Baltos lankos"), which became a bestseller of 13 editions and was pronounced "a literary event" in Lithuania. Critically acclaimed and recognised by historians of culture, it has won over readers with its authentic, multilayered, magically intoxicating depiction of the atmosphere of the 17th century (1659-1667).
"Silva Rerum" Book of the Year 2009 in Lithuania
Jurga Ivanauskaitė literary award, 2008
Officially Listed in 2010 among the 10 most memorable Lithuanian books of the past decade
Shortlisted by the Institute of Lithuanian Literature among the twelve most creative books of 2008
Silva Rerum II, the much awaited sequel of editions about the Great Plague of 1707-1710, has been published by "Baltos lankos" in 2011 and instantly became a #1 bestseller.
In 2011 Kristina Sabaliauskaitė received "Saint Christopher" award from Vilnius' municipality for the reflections of Vilnius in literature.
"Silva Rerum II" Book of the Year 2011 in Lithuania
"Silva Rerum III", also a #1 bestseller, was published in 2014.
In Latvia, Latvian readers named "Silva rerum" novels among 100 "Most Favourite Books of All Times in Latvia".
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