Šikšnelis Juozas

Juozas Šikšnelis (pseudonym: Raidas Dubrė) – prose writer, playwright.
He was born 1 March, 1950 in Švendubrė, Varėna district.
In 1973 he finished his studies of bibliography and librarianship at Vilnius University. Now he works at I. Simonaitytė library in Klaipėda as a manager. He is the head of Lithuanian Writers' Union Klaipėda department. His works have been translated into Russian, Polish and English languages. Most of his work has been published in audiobook form.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1994.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Štilis: short stories, novella. – Klaipėda, 1991.
Nuogas lietaus nebijo: detective fiction, novellas. – Klaipėda: Eldija, 1992.
Šešėliai: one act plays. – Klaipėda: Menininkų namai, 1993.
Pyro pergalė (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – 1995.
Medūzos žvilgsnis (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – 1996.
Atblokšties siena (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1998.
Nuodėmių atleidimas (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – 1998.
Patvarumo riba (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 1999.
Pliūpsnio kaitra (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – Vilnius: Rosma, 2000.
Pragaro vartai (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – Vilnius: Rosma, 2000.
Kryžiau žalio medžio: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2000.
Angelas mėšlyne: short stories. – Klaipėda: Druka, 2003.
Apšlakstytas isopu: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2004.
Paskutinioji užmuša (as Raidas Dubrė): detective fiction. – Kaunas: Jotema, 2003.
Samotność. – Poznań: ORNATUS, 2006.
Aukos stulpas: political thriller ( as Raidas Dubrė). – Klaipėda: Eglės leidykla, 2007
Įvykių horizontas: historical novel. – Kaunas: Jotema, 2007.
Surišti ir atrišti: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2007.
Mirties varos: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Banga atgal negrįžta: adventure novel. – Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2011.
Krzyżu z drzewa zielonego: powieść w okruchach. – Puńsk: Aušra, 2011.
Ожидание: short stories. – Klaipėda: Ars Magna; Калининград: Калининградский ПЕН-центр, 2012.

D r e w   u p :
Prof. Antanas Salys: list of personal library. – Klaipėda: Eldija, 1995.
Bernardas Aleknavičius. Vakarė žvaigždė: collection of articles about Ieva Simonaitytė. – Klaipėda: Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla, 1998.
Vėtyklė: collection of Olsztyn writers (and translation). – Klaipėda: Eglės leidykla, 2008.
Baltija: almanack, 2011 (together with D. Molytė-Lukauskienė, R. Rastauskas). – Klaipėda: Druka, 2011.
Vizijų Klaipėda: collection of articles. – Klaipėda: Druka, 2011.

A w a r d s :
1986 3rd award for film script by Committee of Cinematography.
1992 and 1996 Awards by Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania for the best detective fiction.
2000 Ieva Simonaitytė literary award for the book “Kryžiau žalio medžio”.
2001 Žemaitė literary award for the book “Kryžiau žalio medžio”.
2006 Award of the public of short prose festival “Imbiero vakarai”.
2009 Insignia of Honor of Klaipėda district.
2009 Insignia of Master of Culture of Klaipėda city.
2010 The name of the best Manager of the Library in Lithuania.
2013 Insignia of Rotary club “Concordia 1826”.