Kanovičius Grigorijus

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Grigorijus Kanovičius – prose writer, playwright, poet, translator.
He was born 18 June, 1929 in Jonava.
He spent his childhood in Jonava. In 1941 he moved East. He lived and studied in Kazakhstan. In 1945 he came back to Lithuania and lived in Vilnius. His debut as a poet was in 1948. In 1953 he finished studies of Russian language and literature at Vilnius University. In 1953-1956 he worked at Institute of the Lithuanian Language and Literature, from 1962 till 1972 he worked at Lithuanian Film Studios. In 1993 he moved to Israel. During the years of 1995-1999 he was a reporter for the biggest USA newspaper in Russian language “Novoje ruskoje slovo” in Israel. He was a member of Reform Movement of Lithuania. From 1988 till 1993 he was a chairman of the Jewish Community and now he is a honorary chairman of the Jewish Community. He is also a member of Israel and Russian PEN Center. His works have been translated into Polish, German, English, French, Czech, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Hebrew and other languages. He writes in Russian.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1954.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Доброе утро: poems. – Vilnius, 1955.
Linksma akim: caricatures, epigrams, parodies. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1964.
Птицы над кладбищем: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1974.
Благослави и листья и огонь: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Paukščiai virš kapinių: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Свечи на ветру: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Palaimink ir lapus, ir ugnį: sequel of “Paukščiai virš kapinių”. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Nuogi Olimpe: epigrams, parodies. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.
Lopšinė seniui besmegeniui: sequel to “Paukščiai virš kapinių” and “Palaimink ir lapus ir ugnį”. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1982.
Слёзы и молитвы дураков: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
И нет рабам рая: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1985.
Žvakės vėjyje: trilogy. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1986, 1989.
Козлёнок за два гроша: short story. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1989.
Ir nėra vergams rojaus: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990.
Nenusigręžki nuo mirties: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1992.
Ožiukas už porą skatikų; Nusišypsok mums, Viešpatie: novels. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 1996.
Žydų parkas: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 1998.
Nukirstų medžių šlamėjimas. – Vilnius: Leidybinės sistemos, 2000.
Eilėraščiai. In: Russian love poems. Vol. 2. – Kaunas: Aušra, 2000.
Veidai sutemose: novella and short stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2002.
Našlių kelionės: novellas and short stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2004.
Šėtono apžavai: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Šėtono apžavai: novel (in Braille). – Vilnius: Brailio spauda, 2009.
Debesis, vardu Lietuva: short stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.
Miestelio romansas: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2013, 2014.
Rinktiniai raštai: 5 Vollumes (drew up by O. Kanovičienė). – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2014.
Избранные сочинения в пяти томах (составитель и редактор О. Макаровна Канович). – Вильнюс: Tyto alba, 2014.

B o o k s   i n   f o r e i g n   l a n g u a g e s :
Kůzle za dva groše (přeložila Jana Mertinová). – Praha: Romeo, 2001.
Park niepotrzebnych Żydów. – Seyny: Pogranicze, 2005.
Продавец снов: повести и рассказы. – Москва: Знание, 2005.
Свечи на ветру: 25 лет со дня первого российского издания. – Москва: Дом надежды, 2007.
Очарованье сатаны: роман. – Москва: Текст: Книжники, 2009.
Ewiger Sabbat. – Berlin: AB – Die Andere Bibliothek, 2014.

A w a r d s :
1988 Laureate of LSSR award.
1995 Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (3rd degree).
1997 Book “Žydų parkas” was acknowledged as the best novel in Russian language in Israel.
2008 Book “Šėtono apžavai” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year and nominated in the Book of the Year Campaign, Prose section.
2013 Book “Miestelio romansas” was nominated in the Book of the Year Campaign, Prose section.
2014 National Culture and Art Prize.
2014 Liudas Dovydėnas literary award for the book “Miestelio romansas”.
2015 Order for Merits to Lithuania Grand Officer‘s Cross.

L i n k s :
Grigorijus Kanovičius website