Bubnys Vytautas

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Vytautas Bubnys – prose writer, playwright, essayist.
He was born 9 September, 1932 in Čiudiškiai, Prienai district.
In 1953 he finished Prienai Secondary school. In 1957 he finished studies of the Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius Pedagogical Institute. He worked as a teacher in Kaunas. From 1966 till 1974 he worked as an editor in chief at “Moksleivis” magazine. During 1976-1981 and 1991 he was a board vice chairman of the Lithuanian Writers' Union. Since 1981 he focused on creative work. In 1988 he was a member of Movement (Sąjūdis) initiative group, from 1992 till 1996 he was a member of Parliament. His work appeared in literary press in 1953. He has been translated into more than 20 foreign languages. Most of his work has been made into audiobooks.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1958.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Beržai svyruokliai: novella. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1959; Vaga, 1982.
Saulėtą vasarą: short stories. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1960.
Ramūnas: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1964.
Vyras kaip pipiras: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1965.
Lapams krintant: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1966.
Ajerai kvepia: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1967.
Arberonas: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1969, 1972; Alma littera, 2009.
Gegužio nemiga: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1969.
Kaltė: play. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971.
Alkana žemė: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971.
Po vasaros dangum: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1973, 1976.
Baltas vėjas: novellas and short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1974, 1986.
Nesėtų rugių žydėjimas: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1976, 1984.
Alkana žemė; Po vasaros dangum; Nesėtų rugių žydėjimas: thrilogy. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Pilnaties valandą: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980, 1985.
Žaltvykslės: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.
Kvietimas: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Anoj pusėj: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Rudens ekvinokcija: novel. – Vilnius:Vaga , 1985.
Raštai. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1982–1987.
Piemenėlių mišios: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Mažosios išpažintys: novellas: for teenagers. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Atleisk mūsų kaltes: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1989.
Žalios sūpuoklės: novel. - Vilnius: Vyturys, 1992.
Teatsiveria tavo akys: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1993.
Žmogus iš tenai: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1995.
Mėnesėta naktis ir šešėlis: iš Makalynės istorijų pagal Rapolą: novel of short stories. – Vilnius: Margi raštai, 1997.
Angelo šauksmas: dualogy. – Vilnius: Margi raštai, 1997.
Svečias: novel. – Kaunas: Santara, 1998.
Slaptingoji prema (together with E. Kurklietytė). – Kaunas: Santara, 1999.
Balandžio plastėjime: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2002.
Tas ryto laukimas: novel. – Vilnius, 2004.
Tas ryto laukimas: novel (in Braille). – Vilnius: Lietuvos aklųjų biblioteka, 2004.
Švento Vito šokis: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2007.
Švento Vito šokis: novel (in Braille). – Vilnius: Lietuvos aklųjų biblioteka, 2007.
Tolimi artimi. At(si)vėrimai: autobiographical essays. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2008.
Svečias: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2009.
Širdimi regėti: portretical sketches. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2012.
Kad vėjai neišpustytų: diaries, letters, dialogues, monologues, portrets, interview (drew up by S. Lipskis). – Vilnius: Žuvėdra, 2012.
Suktinis su P.ROZA: prose and journalism. – Vilnius: Žuvėdra, 2014.

B o o k s   i n   f o r e i g n   l a n g u a g e s :
Die großen Pläne des kleinen Cäsar (translated to German by W. Plackmeyer). – Berlin, Weimar: Aufbau, 1990.
U lepetu goluba: novel (translated to Croatian by M. Bračkis). – Rijeka: Društvo hrvatskih književnika, 2004.
Tuvi hõljumises: novel (translated to Estonian by M. Loodus). – Vilnius: Petro ofsetas, 2005.
Der Gast: Roman (translated to German by K. Berthel). – Vilnius: Vaga; Oberhausen: Athena, 2006.
Krustā sistais balodis: romāns (translated to Latvian by D. Avotiņa). – Rīga: Lauku Avīze, 2013.

A w a r d s :
1970 Young Communist League of Lithuania award for novella “Arberonas”.
1970 Žemaitė literary award for the book “Gegužio nemiga”.
1974 Lithuanian SSR award for the book “Po vasaros dangum”.
1976 Pranas Zibertas literary award for the book “Nesėtų rugių žydėjimas”.
1982 LSSR creative artist award.
1998 Officer's Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.
2002 Name of Honorary citizen of Prienai.
2003 Literary award of magazine “Varpai” for short story “Balsas sniegynuose”.
2003 Baltic Assembly award for the book “Balandžio plastėjime”.
2005 Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė literary award for the book “Tas ryto laukimas”.
2008 Award of Art and Culture by the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania.