Čekuolis Algimantas Jurgis

Algimantas Jurgis Čekuolis – prose writer, journalist.
He was born 10 November, 1931 in Panevėžys.
In 1948 he finished Adult gymnasium of Vilnius. In 1953 he graduated from M. Gorki Literature Institute of Moscow. From 1953 till 1964 he worked at trawlers and from 1964 till 1967 he worked as a translator in Cuba where he finished John Reed evening School of Languages. From 1969 till 1973 he worked as a correspondent of Moscow News Agency in Canada where he attended French language courses. During the years of 1975 - 1979 he was the head of the same agency in Portugal, and from 1981 till 1986 in Spain. In 1986 he started working as an editor in chief of magazine “Gimtasis kraštas” till 1992. He was a lecturer of Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University and Journalistic Institute. Since 1995 he has his TV show “Popietė su Algimantu Čekuoliu” at National Television (LRT). A signatory of the March 11 Act.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1959.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Per tris vandenynus: for teenagers. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1957.
Perkūnas netrenkia į laivą. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1959.
Tylos takais: outline of a travel. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1960.
Keturi žiemos vėjai: fairy tale. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1963.
Noriu grįžti į Kubą: essays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1965.
Legionierius. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971.
Pokalbiai su Algimantu Čekuoliu, [No.8]. – Marijampolė: Ramona, 2000–2002, 2005.
Vyriški žaidimai: short stories and novella. – Marijampolė: Ramona, 2002; Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2004, 2005.
Pokalbiai su Algimantu Čekuoliu (made by L. Paškevičienė). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Staigmenos ir kiti žinomi dalykai (made by L. Paškevičienė). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2010, 2012.
Šešios progos numirti: journalism and episodes of biography (made by L. Paškevičienė). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2011, 2013.
Staigmenos ir kiti žinomi dalykai (made by L. Paškevičienė). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2011, 2013.
Faktai ir šypsenos: encyclopedia of journalism, notes from travel guide (made by L. Gadeikis). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2012, 2013, 2014.
Keturi žiemos vėjai: fairy tale. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2013.
Mūsų slaptieji ir dramblys bute (made by L. Gadeikis). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2013.
Generolo “Sena Karvė” istorija: autobiography of journalist and writer (made by L. Gadeikis). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2014.
Generolo “Sena Karvė” istorija: autobiography of journalist and writer (in Braille). – Vilnius: Lietuvos aklųjų biblioteka, 2014.
Iš ko šaiposi pasaulis: collection of encyclopedic journalism and notes from travels (made by L. Gadeikis). – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2015.
Faktai ir šypsenos: encyclopedic journalism, notes from travel guide (in Braille). – Vilnius: Brailio knyga, 2015.

A w a r d s :
2000 Medal of Lithuanian Independence.
2002 Officer's Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.
2003 The Portuguese Cross of the Order of Merit.
Medal of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence.