Renčys Sigitas

Sigitas Renčys – literary critic and researcher, poet.
He was born 8 November, 1948 in Šiauliai.
In 1971 he finished his studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. In 1980 he studied at Social Sciences Academy in Moscow. He got his Doctoral degree after defending his thesis “Tarybinės istorinės tragedijos žanriniai ypatumai”. In 1970-1974 he worked as a literary consultant at Lithuanian Writers' Union. During the years of 1974-1987 he was an instructor, manager's assistant and manager of Cultural department of Lithuanian Communist Party's Central Committee. From 1987 till 1991 he was a manager's assistant, Art section manager of Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee. In 1991-1992 he was a deputy of the head of the publishing enterprise “Maratonas”. In 1992 he worked as an editor in chief of “Fodio”. In 1993-1997 he was the head of MBA Business program in Lithuania. In 1993-2000 he was the head of Baltic management fund. In 1999-2000 he was an administrator at ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius department. From 2002 till 2009 he was the head of Lithuanian National Education and Study Fund. From 2010 till 2014 he was the head of National Study Fund. During the years of 2004-2010 he was a board member of European Education Fund. He is a deputy of chairman of LSDP cultural committee. A member of Rotary club in Vilnius.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1979.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Ištikimybė žmogui: collection of criticism. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Tragedija: istorija ir nūdiena: monograph. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Vilties bedugnė: poems. – Vilnius: Logos leidykla, 1998.
Berniukų eilėraščiai. – Vilnius: Trys žvaigždutės, 2004.
Mergaičių eilėraščiai. – Vilnius: Trys žvaigždutės, 2010.

D r e w   u p :
Litva literaturnaja: almanack. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971–1978.
Julius Janonis literatūros moksle ir kritikoje. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.

A r t i c l e s :
Lietuvių-baltarusių poezijos sankryžos. – Book: Šiuolaikinės poezijos problemos. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Jauniausias žanras. – Book: Šiuolaikinės vaikų literatūros problemos. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Žodis, turintis likimo prasmę. – Book: Literatūros kritika ir dabartis. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Herojus – tai tiesa. – Book: Amžininkas literatūroje. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1989.
Siekęs minties ir veiklos harmonijos. – Book: Profesorius Petras Tvarijonavičius – vadybos atgimimo puoselėtojas. – Vilnius: Mokslo aidai, 1998.
Augalų simboliai nūdienėje lietuvių lyrikoje. – Book: Augalų ir gyvūnų simboliai. Serija: Senovės baltų kultūra. – Vilnius: Kultūros ir meno institutas, leidykla Gervelė, 1999.
Archajinių tikėjimų motyvai dabartinėje lietuvių lyrikoje. – Book: Nuo kulto iki simbolio. Serija: Senovės baltų kultūra. – Vilnius: Kultūros, filosofijos ir meno institutas, 2002.

A w a r d s :
2005 International Order for merits for education and literature.
2005 Man of the Year award by American Institute of Biography (USA).
2013 Golden medal “Pro augenda concordia”.