Ignatavičius Eugenijus

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Eugenijus Ignatavičius – prose writer, playwright.
He was born 8 May, 1935 Užraguviai, Raseiniai district.
During the years of 1945-1953 he was studying at Vadžgiris eight year school and Secondary school in Raseiniai. He was imprisoned and from 1953 till 1955 he spent in concentration camp for anti-Soviet activity. In 1955-1956 he studied at evening work school in Šilutė. From 1956 till 1960 he studied at Conservatoire, the Theatre Faculty. In 1971-1973 he studied at Moscow Institute of Literature by M. Gorki. From 1960 till 1964 he worked at National Radio and Television (LRT), during the years of 1964-1967 he worked at weekly newspaper “Literatūra ir menas”, from 1967 till 1971 he was a member of the Art section at Ministry of Culture, from 1973 till 1980 he worked at Kaunas Drama Theater, in 1980-1984 he worked at Association of Theatre. He also worked at Lithuanian Writers’ Union (1989-1990), at Ministry of Culture and Education he was the head of Theater department (1991-1993) and at Television Films Studios (1994-1998). His work has been translated into Russian, English, Armenian, Georgian, Latvian, Serbian and other languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1971.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Sekmadienio pieva: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1966.
Baltaragio malūnas: play. – Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras, 1968.
Pradalgių tyla: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971.
Svajonių piligrimas: play. – Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras, 1975.
Sidabrinės skyrybos: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1976.
Šuo danguje: play. – Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras, 1979.
Ir namų amžinoji šviesa: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Šyvio dalia: plays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Žalčio karūna: film script. – Vilnius, rež. B. Talačka, 1986.
Chrizantemų autobuse: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Garibaldžio tyla: script for a documentary. – director: J. Sabolius, 1994.
Ketvirtasis prezidentas: script for a documentary. – director: J. Sabolius, 1995.
Marso pilnatis: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
Obelis Katedros aikštėje: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2005.
Kiparisų tamsa: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.
Nebaigtas pokalbis: last from crossroad: collection of short stories and essays. – Vilnius: Žuvėdra, 2010.

D r e w   u p :
Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras (together with A. Žekas): album. – Kaunas: Kauno valstybinis dramos teatras, 1984.
Kryžius šiaurėje. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1992.
Jonas Kavaliauskas ir mokiniai: recollections (together with A. Kavaliauskas, D. Kavaliauskienė). – Kaunas: Spaudos brokeris: Pramogų fortas, 2009.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   R u s s i a n :
A. Solženicynas. Pirmajame rate: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1991.

A w a r d s :
Two B. Dauguvietis awards for the plays.
1984 Žemaitė literary award for the book “Ir namų amžinoji šviesa”.
1989 Petras Cvirka award for the book “Chrizantemų autobuse”.
1994 Lithuanian Open Fund award for documentary film “Garibaldžio tyla”.
1995 International documentary film festival award for “Lietuvos pajūris”.
2005 Lithuanian Republic Government Art Award.
2007 Order for Merits to Lithuania (Knight’s Cross).