Julija Sukys

Julija Šukys
Associate Professor
334 Tate
Areas of Study: 
Creative Writing
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Research and Teaching: 

Creative nonfiction, the essay (personal, lyric and otherwise), memoir, hybrid genres, archives, life-writing, audio storytelling.

Julija Šukys is a writer of creative nonfiction. She is the author, most recently, of Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning, winner of the 2018 Vine Award for Non-fiction & the 2018 AABS Book Prize; Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė, winner of the 2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Literature; and Silence is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout. Šukys is also the Director of the Missouri Audio Project and a Senior Editor at Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

Author website: Writing. Life.



PhD (2001) Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

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Awards and Honors: 
  • 2018 Winner, Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, Nonfiction (for Siberian Exile)
  • 2018 Winner, AABS Book Prize, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (for Siberian Exile)
  • 2016-2017 Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Missouri 
  • 2015 Arts & Science Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri
  • 2013 Winner, Canadian Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Literature (for Epistolophilia)