Babonas Stasys

Stasys Babonas – prose writer.
He was born 29 May, 1960 in Ražaičiai, Raseiniai district.
In 1978 he finished Antanas Jonynas Secondary school for the blind. During the years of 1981-1986 he studied at Šiauliai Pedagogical University and acquired specialty of Tiflopedagogue. In 1990-1991 he studied psychology at Vilnius University. He worked as a manager of Cultural House and Union of Sighted and Blind. He was a chairman of the Lithuanian Union of Sighted and Blind in Kaunas and Marijampolė districts (manager of Kaunas department since 2005). His first poem was published in 1976 in a literary almanack for the blind “Vaivorykštė”. His short stories were published in “Vaivorykštė”, “Kauno tiesa”, “Kauno diena”, “Mūsų žodis” and its supplements as well as in local Jurbarkas press.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2009.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Trys sugrįžimai namo: novella and short stories. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 1995.
Klystžvakės šaukia: novel. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2003.
Apsnigta obelis: network of stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos aklųjų biblioteka, 2005.
Žuvų gyvenimai šulinyje: novel. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2011.
Pakalnučių žydėjimas: short stories. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2014.

A w a r d s :
1995 1st place in literary contest for the blind for the book “Trys sugrįžimai namo”.
2005 1st place in literary contest for the blind for the book “Apsnigta obelis”.
2008 Petras Cvirka literary award for short story “Bulviakasis”.