Aleksa Gasparas

Gasparas Aleksa – poet, prose writer and playwright.
Was born in Antkalnė, Jurbarkas district, on January 1, 1946.
In 1970 he graduated from Kaunas Medical Institute.
From 1971 till 1982 he worked as a surgeon at Šakiai city, from 1983 till 1990 he gave lectures on surgery at Vilnius Medical School. In 1991 – 1996 he worked at various state and social organizations. In 1997-1998 he worked at Ministry of Social Security and Labour. In 1995, in association with his supporters, he founded the Lithuanian Disabled People Union and since 1999 he has been a vice-president of the union. He also founded a publishing house “Joružis” (1995), magazine “Bičiulis” (1998), since 1999 he has been a chief editor of the magazine and a lecturer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Since 2011 he dedicated himself for creative work and is participating in various projects. His poetry and prose is translated into German, Latvian, Polish, English, Georgian, Belorussian, Ukrainian and Russian languages.
He is a member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2001.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Pakerėtieji: play. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1992.
Lauk šoko ugnis: poems. – Vilnius: Vaiva, 1993.
Lozoriaus paukščiai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaiva, 1995.
Nugalėk save: articles for people with disabilities and their relatives. – Vilnius: Vaiva, 1995.
Užkeikti barbarus: poems. – Vilnius: Vaiva, 1996.
Mergaitė ir Apaštalas: plays. – Vilnius: Joružis, 1997.
Adomo broliai ir moterys: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2001.
Pusė obuolio Ievai: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Neįgaliųjų savarankiško gyvenimo ABC: methodology of disability (together with E. Vaičikauskaite). – Vilnius: Joružis, 2002.
Ėriukėlis stiklo ragais: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2003.
Adomo broliai ir moterys: novel (in Braille) . – Vilnius: Brailio spauda, 2004.
Fabricijus sprogdina arklius: novel. – Vilnius: Petro ofsetas, 2006
Giedantis rupūžys: poems. – Kaunas: Savaitraštis „Nemunas“, 2007.
Prabudimai: poezija. – Kaunas: Savaitraštis „Nemunas“, 2009.
Fabricijus sprogdina arklius: novel (in Braille). – Vilnius: Brailio spauda, 2009
Žiogas žvirblį medžiojo: pakraščių kasdienybė: essays. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2012.

A w a r d s :
2010 Award of Kaunas TV directorate during Poetry Spring.
2012 Petras Cvirka literary award.
2013 Commemorative medal of Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė “Serve Lithuania” by Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania for civil initiative to strengthen the state.
2013 Ministry of Social Security and Labour of the Republic of Lithuania badge “Star of Kindness” for significant input in the field of social security and labour.

L i n k s :
Gasparas Aleksa website