Šaltenis Saulius

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Saulius Šaltenis – prose writer, playwright.
He was born 24 December, 1945 in Utena.
In 1963-1964 he studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University, then he did military service in Soviet army for two years. In 1969-1972 he worked at Lithuanian Film Studios as a member of script editorial board. In 1989 together with A. Juozaitis and S. Stoma he established a cultural weekly newspaper “Šiaurės Atėnai” and was an editor during the years of 1990-1994. From 1994 till 1996 he was an editor in chief of daily newspaper “Lietuvos aidas”. He was among those who signed the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania. In 1990-1992 he was a member of Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania. During the years of 1992-2000 he was a member of Seimas. From 1996 till 1999 he was a Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1971.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Atostogos: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1966.
Riešutų duona; Henrikas Montė: novellas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1972.
Duokiškis: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Škac, mirtie, škac!; Jasonas: plays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.
Atminimo cukrus: short stories and novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Apysakos. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1986.
Lituanica; Duokiškio baladės: plays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1989.
Kalės vaikai: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990; Žaltvykslė, 2006.
Pokalbiai prieš aušrą: journalism. – Vilnius: Lietuvos aidas, 1995.
Kultūros raida Lietuvoje, 1996–1997: yearly announcement of Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Šaltenis. – Vilnius: Lietuvos Respublikos kultūros ministerija, 1997.
Riešutų duona: novellas and short stories (drew up by K. Urba). – Kaunas: Šviesa, 2003.
Pjesės (drew up by A. Iešmantaitė). – Vilnius: Žaltvykslė, 2006.
Proza: novellas and short stories (drew up by A. Iešmantaitė). – Vilnius: Žaltvykslė, 2006, 2007.
Demonų amžius: prose and plays. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2014.
Žydų karalaitės dienoraštis: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2015.

A w a r d s :
1973 LSSR State award for film script “Herkus Mantas”.
1986 Juozas Grušas award for play “Lituanica”.
2000 Lithuania Independence Medal.