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Evening program: Sept 05 – 14, 2024
Young program: Sept 09 – 18, 2024

Herkunft: Lithuania

Vytautas V. Landsbergis

Vytautas V. Landsbergis is one of Lithuania’s leading authors of children’s books in addition to being a screenplay author and film and theatre director. He was born in Vilnius in 1962 and studied philology in his native town as well as directing in Tbilisi, Georgia. On completing his studies, during

Tomas Venclova

Tomas Venclova was born in the Lithuanian harbour city of Klaipéda (formerly Memel) in 1937. He studied Lithuanian Language and Literature and Russian Literature in Vilnius. During longer abodes in Moscow (1961–1965) and Leningrad (1969–1972) he met other writers and dissidents, and became an activist in the civil rights movement.

Sigitas Parulskis

Sigitas Parulskis was born in Obeliai in rural Lithuania in 1965. He studied Lithuanian language and literature at the University of Vilnius. In 1991 his first volume of poems »Iš ilgesio visa tai« (1990; t: All this arises from longing), was awarded the Zigmas Gėlė Prize for the best first

Ricardas Gavelis

»You cannot escape Vilnius«. This core sentence from Ricardas Gavelis’s best known novel, »Vilniaus pokeris«, published in 1989 and the cause of much controversy and discussion, could stand as a motto above the literary output of the Lithuanian narrative writer, dramatist and political and social commentator. Born in Vilnius in

Marius Jonutis

Marius Jonutis, born in 1965 in Vilnius, is one of the most renowned contemporary artists of Lithuania and is known beyond the borders of his country mainly for his colorfully painted wooden sculptures and book illustrations. He has presented his work to an international audience in more than fifty solo

Lina Itagaki

Lina Itagaki was born in 1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania. From 1997 to 1999 she studied English and literature at Vytautas Magnus University, then went to Japan and studied international economics in Tokyo until 2003. From 2005 to 2010 she worked at the Lithuanian branch office (TECMO KOEI Baltija) of the

Laimantas Jonušys

born 1957, he is a Lithuanian translator and literary critic. He graduated from Vilnius university (English Language and Literature) in 1980. 1981-1990 he was employed in a bookshop; afterwards he worked at Radio Free Europe in Prague. Since 2000 he has been a freelance translator, reviewer and essayist. He has

Jurga Vilé

Jurga Vilė was born in 1977 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and grew up in the old part of the city, which was mystic and mysterious in the late Soviet era. In 1990, when Vilė was 13 years old, Lithuania gained its independence. The liberal spirit of the new era shaped and

Gintaras Grajauskas

{Gintaras Grajauskas was born in 1966 in Kapsukas (now Marijampolé), Lithuania. He studied the specialty of Chorus conductor at the Stasys Šimkus Conservatoire, and then Jazz at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire in Klaipéda. Following this he worked for various radio and television stations and, since 1994, for the daily newspaper

Eugenijus Ališanka

The Lithuanian poet Eugenijus Ališanka was born in 1960 in Barnaul, Siberia, the place where his parents had been exiled. After the family’s return to their home country, he grew up in Vilnius, where he studied Mathematics, and upon completion of his studies became a member of the academic staff