(pen name Bitė). Born Mar. 18, 1861, in Puziniškis, now in Panevėžys Raion; died July 14, 1943, in Panevėžys. Lithuanian writer.
Petkevičaitė, who graduated from a private women’s school in 1878, was a schoolteacher from 1919 to 1924. She began publishing in 1890. Her work, which has a democratic character, includes topical articles, the collection of short stories Specks of Dust (1905), the two-volume Diary of the War Years (1925–31), the memoirs Out of Our Struggle and Misfortunes (1927), and the novel To the Stars (vols. 1–2, 1933).
WORKSRaštai. Kaunas, 1947.
Raštai, vols. 1–6. Vilnius, 1966–68.