Jankus Gediminas

Gediminas Jankus – playwright, prose writer, theater critic, publicist.
He was born 21 May, 1951 in Kaunas.
He finished his studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University, Kaunas Faculty of Humanities. In 1983-1990 he worked at Kaunas and Vilnius drama theaters as the head of literary part. He started publishing reviews of plays as well as interviews with famous actors and directors in cultural press. He worked as a journalist at various newspapers and magazines, he also took part in creating National Defense structure, a leader of the Rifles Union and an editor of magazine “Trimitas”. In 13 January 1991 he was in charge of riflemen defending the Parliament. From 1996 till 1999 and from 1999 till 2002 he was a member of the board of Kaunas Council. He also worked as a Vice-Mayor and at editorial office of “Nemunas”. A member of Lithuanian Journalists’ Union since 1991.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1994.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Amžinas keleivis: collection of plays (“Amžinas keleivis”, “Ir šviesa, ir tiesa”, “Gervių šūksmas”). – Vilnius: Vaga, 1989.
Pasifloros žiedas: novel. – Kaunas: Vaidoto Oškinio leidykla, 1994.
Arcanes: collection of plays (“Sandora”, “Šėtoniškos eilės”, “Arcanes”, “Inteligentų klubas”). – Kaunas: Varpas, 1998.
Vaidmenys ir atlikėjai: etudes of theater criticism. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2001.
Mėnesienos namai. Kunstkamera: two plays. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2002.
Kybartų aktai: play. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2012.

W o r k s   i n   c o l l e c t i o n s :
Vaivorykštės spalvos: play. – Vilnius: Lietuvos liaudies kultūros centras, 1991, knygoje “Pjesės”.
Stolypino vagonas: play. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1992, knygoje “Naujos lietuvių dramos /91”.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   R u s s i a n :
H. Brandneris. Sugrįžęs kauksmas: novel. – Kaunas: Europa, 1994.
B. Bardo. Ir Dievas sukūrė moterį: sketches about Brigitte Bardot. – Kaunas: Europa, 1995.

A w a r d s :
1992 B. Dauguvietis award of 1st degree for the book “Amžinas keleivis”.
1992 Commemorative Medal of 13 January.
1992 Star of Riflemen.
1993 Order of Riflemen.
2009 Lithuanian Riflemen Union medal “For Serving Lithuania”.
2011 Medal “For Merits to Journalism”.
2015 Insignia of Honor “For Merits to Riflemen Union”.
2015 Medal of Defenders of Independence.