Juozaitis Arvydas

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Arvydas Juozaitis – prose writer, playwright.
He was born 18 April, 1956 in Vilnus.
In 1980 he graduated from Vilnius University and acquired a specialty of an economist. In 1986 he got his Doctoral degree. From 1985 till 1987 he gave lectures at Lithuanian Conservatoire. During the years of 1987-2001 he worked at Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. In 1998-2004 he gave lectures at the International Business school of Vilnius University. In 2001-2003 he worked as a political adviser of a prime minister at the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. From 2004 till 2009 he worked as Cultural Attaché at Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Kaliningrad district. In 2009-2012 he lived in Ryga. From 2012 he worked as vice-president of National Olympic Committee of Lithuania. In 1976 he won a Bronze medal in Olimpics. In 1988 he was one of the founders of Reform Movement of Lithuania. From 1994 till 2000 he was a board chairman of the Lithuanian Concordia Fund. He worked at various editorial offices: as a publisher and editor of “Sąjūdžio žinios” (in 1988), one of the founders, a publisher and editor of weekly newspaper “Šiaurės Atėnai” (in 1990), an editor in chief of magazine “Naujoji Romuva” (1995-2000), as a member of editorial board of magazines “Baltika” and “Paralelės”.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2003.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Sąjūdis ir demokratija. – Vilnius: Periodika, 1990.
Valdžia ir laisvė. – Vilnius: Žurnalistika, 1990, 1998.
The Lithuanian Independence Movement and National Minorities. – Frankfurt am Main: J.W. Goethe-University, 1992.
Nepriklausomybės kryžkelė: articles, travels, interviews. – Vilnius: Liktarna, 1992.
Tarp žmonių: journalistic portraits. – Vilnius: Diena, 1993.
Šanchajaus istorijos: short stories. – Kaunas: Spindulys, 1995.
Tėvas Stanislovas: book of tales. – Vilnius: Džiugas, 1995.
Laiškai post scriptum: essays. – Vilnius: Viltis, 1995.
Salomėja – sunkiausi metai: play. – Vilnius: Regnum, 1995, 1997; A. Remeikos leidyla, 1999.
Alsavimas: plays, short stories for theater. – Kaunas: Spindulys, 1996.
Vilniaus langas, 3 dalys. – Vilnius: Margi raštai, 1997–1999.
Prisilietimai: sketches. – Vilnius: Pradai, 1999.
Kultūros įkvėpiai. – Vilnius: Mažasis Vyturys, 2001.
Ištvermės metai ir A. Brazauskas: 1990–1997 political experience. – Vilnius: A. Remeikos leidykla, 2001.
Laikraštis: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2003.
Karalių miestas be karalių: essays. – Klaipėda: Eglės leidykla, 2006, 2007; Alma littera, 2014.
Ryga – niekieno civilizacija: journalism. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2011, 2014.
Gyvųjų teatras: historical personalities. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2012.
Rīga – cita civilizācija = Ryga – niekieno civilizacija: literārā publicistika (no lietuviešu val. tulk. P. Balodis, I. Znotiņa). – Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2014.
Kraštai ir žmonės: essays. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2015.
Napoleonas. 101 diena: historical play. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2015.

D r e w   u p :
G. K. Čestertonas. Esė: collection. – Vilnius: Mintis, 1989.

S c r i p t s   a n d   p l a y s :
Veidas lange: play. – Klaipėdos dramos teatras, 1996.
Iliuzijų slėnis: play. – Lietuvos televizija, 1996.
Vien žingsniai: play. – Lietuvos radijas, 1996.
Stotis tyloje: documentary about Father Stanislovas (author of the script). – Vilnius: Studija „A“, 1997.
Vyras iš gatvės: play. – Tauragės liaudies teatras, 1998.
Šuns metai: play. – Tauragės liaudies teatras, 1999.
Salomėja: play. – Šiaulių teatras, 2007.
Kalanta: rock opera about Romas Kalanta (author of libretto). – Komp. K. Antanėlis, 2007.
Potsdamo aikštė: play. – Kaliningrado šokio teatras „Inkliuzai“, 2008.
Širdis Vilniuje: play. – Valstybinis Jaunimo teatras, 2012.

A w a r d s :
1992 Vincas Kudirka award.
1997 Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (5th degree).
2004 Literary award of “Varpai” magazine.
2007 Ieva Simonaitytė literary award.
2009 “Wings of Tolerance” from Klaipėda.
2011 Baltic Assembly literary award.
2012 Liudvikas Rėza award.
2012 Book “Gyvųjų teatras” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2013 The 4th class Order of the cross of Terra Mariana (Estonia).
2014 Juozas Keliuotis literary award.