Martinkus Vytautas

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Vytautas Martinkus – prose writer, literary scholar.
He was born 28 May, 1943 in Jerubiškiai, Jurbarkas district.
In 1960 he finished Eržvilkas Secondary school. In 1965 he finished his studies at Kaunas Polytechnic Institute and acquired a specialty of an engineer – electrician. In 1971-1974 he studied at Philosophy, Law and Sociology Department and got his Doctoral degree in 1981 at Vilnius Uniersity. He worked as an electrician (1960-1962), as a technician – engineer (1966-1971). In 1974-1982 he was an accountable secretary at LSSR Writers' Union, Kaunas section and from 1986 till 1988 he was a secretary of the board. During the years of 1989-1994 he was the chairman of Lithuanian Writers' Union. From 1994-2008 he was a docent at Vilnius Pedagogical University and became the head of Lithuanian literature department in 1999. He got a degree of a Professor in 2011. From 1998 till 2012 he was an editor in chief of universities publication “Teksto slėpiniai”. He is a member of editorial boards of “Žmogus ir žodis”, “Santara” and “Varpai”. He is a member of Lithuanian Comparative Literature Association, European Network of Comparative Literatures and Lithuanian Science Academy. His prose has been translated into several foreign languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1971.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Loterija: short stories. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1969.
Rotušės laikrodžio vagis: short stories. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1974.
Vėtrungė šeimos šventei: novellas. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.
Akmenys: novel. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1972.
Lašai: Rašmenys ant klepsidros Autų gatvėje: novel. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Medžioklė draustinyje: novel. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Negęsta žvaigždė paukščio pėdoje: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Simonija: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1997.
Gabatos knyga: essays about Jerubiškės. – Kaunas: Santara, 1999.
Literatūra ir paraliteratūra: articles and essays. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2003.
Intelektinės metaforos tikrovė Juozo Grušo kūryboje: a supplement of students of Lithuanian language and literature. – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginis universitetas, 2004.
Šuns mazgas: novellas. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.
Kaip rašyti bakalauro (magistro) darbą: guidelines for students of Lithuanian philology on how to write Bachelor's and Master's Thesis. (together with D. Satkauskytė). – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2007.
Žemaičio garlėkys: historical novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.
Estetinė literatūros gyvybė: specter of modern Lithuanian prose. – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2010.
Aktualūs meno filosofijos klausimai: coursebook. – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2011.
Vertybinė šiuolaikinės Lietuvių prozos samprata = The valuational conception of contemporary Lithuanian prose: review: philology. – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2011.
Dvylika lieptų: short stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2011.
Estezė ir vertinimai: essays, articles and reviews. – Vilnius: Edukologija, 2013.

D r e w   u p :
Menininko statusas: UNESCO, EU Parliament and EU Council's recommendations: collection of official documents. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
Lietuvių raštijos istorijos studijos: collection of articles, Vol. 2, ways to express values in literature (together with S. Skrodenis). – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2005.
R. Klimas. Maskvos laikas: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.
Kultūrų dialogai šiuolaikinėje lietuvių literatūroje: comparative aspects: studies of Lithuanian language and literature (together with R. Pabarčienė). – Vilnius: Vilniaus pedagoginio universiteto leidykla, 2009.

B o o k s   i n   f o r e i g n   l a n g u a g e s :
Камни: роман и повести (in Russian). – Москва: Советский писатель, 1978.
Kamene = Akmenys (in Slovak). – Bratislava: Rovesnik: Smena, 1981.
Cudzy ogień nie grzeje (in Polish). – Warszawa: Czytelnik, 1981.
Kivid: romaan (in Estonian). – Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 1982.
Охота в заповеднике. Капли: романы (in Russian). – Москва: Советский писатель, 1986.
Jaht keelualal: romaan (in Estonian). – Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 1989.
Medības liegumā: romāns (in Latvian). – Rīga: Sprīdītīs, 1990.
Essays (in English). – Vilnius: Lithuanian Assotiation of Artists, 2004.

A w a r d s :
1985 LSSR State award for novel “Medžioklė draustinyje”.
1999 Juozas Paukštelis award for novel “Simonija”.
2003 Order for Merits to Lithuania, Officers Cross.
2004 Art Award of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
2005 Book “Šuns mazgas” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2008 LATGA-A Golden Star.
2009 Book “Žemaičio garlėkys” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2010 Liudas Dovydėnas literary award.
2011 Lithuanian Association of Artists award.
2012 Vincas Krėvė scientific award.
2013 Insignia of Honor of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2013 Certificate of Appreciation by Vilnius Government.
2013 Nominated for National Culture and Art Prize .
2013 Insignia for Merits to Jurbarkas District.
2014 Silver-plated medal of Kaunas burgomaster Jonas Vileišis.