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 and Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė, winner of the 2013 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award for Holocaust Literature. Šukys is also the Director of the Missouri Audio Project. 

Author website: Writing. Life.

Julija Šukys CV 2017


PhD (2001) Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

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Awards and Honors: 
  • 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)