Department of English

Laima Sruoginis

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • MFA, Writing, Columbia School of the Arts
  • MFA, Nonfiction, University of New Hampshire


Laima Vince Sruoginis earned an MFA in Writing from Columbia School of the Arts and a second MFA in Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire. She is the recipient of two Fulbright grants and a National Endowment for the Arts grant in Literature. She has written four works of literary nonfiction: The Snake in the Vodka Bottle, Journey into the Backwaters of the Heart, Lenin's Head on a Platter, Digging a Hole to China: A Memoir on Teaching and Traveling. She has written one novel, This is Not My Sky, and has written six plays, which have been performed in Europe, Hong Kong, and the United States. Laima Vince Sruoginis is also well-known and widely published as a literary translator from Lithuanian into English. She is a Huffington Post Blog contributor.