Katkus Laurynas

Laurynas Katkus – poet, prose writer, translator.
He was born 3 August, 1972 in Vilnius.
He studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University and also German and comparative literature in Leipzig. In 2006 he got his Doctoral degree at Vilnius Pedagogical University. He worked as an editor at publishing house “Vaga”. He also gave lectures in several Lithuanian universities and institutions and worked in a radio. Since 1999 he is a freelance translator and writer. He gives lectures on literature and creative writing.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2010.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Balsai, rašteliai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1998.
Nardymo pamokos: poems. – Vilnius: Strofa, 2003.
Už 7 gatvių: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.
Tarp Arkadijos ir Inferno: exile in poetry of Johannes Bobrowski and Alfonsas Nyka-Niliūnas. – Vilnius: Lietuvių literatūros ir tautosakos institutas, 2011.
Sklepas ir kitos esė: essays. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2011.
Judantys šešėliai: a story. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2012.

B o o k s   i n   f o r e i g n   l a n g u a g e s :
October Holidays and Other Poems: poems (in English, translated by K. Sh. Keys and others). – Klaipėda: Vario burnos, 2001.
Tauchstunden: Gedichte (in German, translated by M. Vikaite, V. Kalinke). – Leipzig: Edition Erata, 2003.
Die Exilthematik in der Lyrik von Johannes Bobrowski und Alfonsas Nyka-Niliūnas: Zusammenfassung der Doctordissertation: Geisteswissenschaften, Philologie. – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2006.
Alle Richtungen (in German, translated by C. Hell, J. Wagner). – Ottensheim: Edition Thanhäuser, 2009.
Bootleg Copy (in English, translated by K. Sh. Keys). – Chicago: Virtual Artist Collective, 2011.
Kabuff: essays (in German, translated by A. Galvosaitė, M. Roduner, C. Hell). – Stuttgart: Edition Merz & Solitude, 2011.

D r e w   u p :
Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo, 1990–1999 (together with G. Blezgys, R. Šileika). – Vilnius: Vaga, Vilspa, 1999.
Troleibuso istorijos: anthology of short stories. – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2014.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   E n g l i s h :
Peter Burke. Renesansas. – Vilnius: Atviros Lietuvos fondas, 1992.
S. Sontag. Apie fotografiją: essays. – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2000.
E. Keret. Autobuso vairuotojas, kuris norėjo būti Dievas: short stories. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2006.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   G e r m a n :
Europos mentaliteto istorija (together with others). – Vilnius: Aidai, 1998.
H. Müller. Katino sūris: book for children. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1998.
P. Handke. Tamsią naktį išėjau iš tylių namų: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
F. Hölderlin. Hiperionas. – Kn. Vokiečių romantikų romanai. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2004.
W. Benjamin. Nušvitimai: selected essays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2005.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   S l o v e n i a n :
A. Šteger. Poezija apsimoka: poems (together with A. Krikščiūnaitė). – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2005.

A w a r d s :
2011 The book “Sklepas ir kitos esė” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.

L i n k s :
Lauryno Katkaus website