Tapinas Laimonas

Laimonas Tapinas – prose writer.
He was born 6 June, 1944 in Palanga.
In 1970 he finished his studies of journalism at Vilnius University. From 1964 till 1971 he worked as a reporter at newspaper “Sportas” and magazine “Švyturys”. From 1971 he gave lectures on history of Soviet press and later he gave lectures on journalistic theory, cinema theory and history and also ethics of journalism. In 1982 he got his PhD degree. In 1984-1991 he was in charge of Journalistic Radio and Television Department at Vilnius University. In 1990-1992 he was a chairman of the board at Lithuanian Radio and Television and from 1992 till 1995 he was a General Manager. From 1995 he was a political reporter at daily newspaper “Lietuvos rytas”. In 2002 he was granted a National Scholarship of 1st degree.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1994.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Iliuzijų mugėje: documental prose. – Vilnius: Mintis, 1983.
Lietuvos kinematografininkai. – Vilnius: Mintis, 1986.
Nešk, Dauguva, atminimą: sketch. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1988.
Apie filmo suvokimą: methodic recommendations. – Vilnius: Respublikinė kino filmų nuomojimo kontora, 1988.
Medyje angelas verkia: chronicle of life and works of an actor Bronius Babkauskas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1991.
Septynios vienatvės Paryžiuje: documental prose. – Kaunas: Spindulys, 1993.
Karštos dienos Atlantoje. – Vilnius: Lietuvos tautinio olimpinio komiteto leidykla, 1997.
Oskaras Milašius, arba Septynios vienatvės Paryžiuje. – Kaunas: Dajalita, 1999.
Imk, klajokli, žibintą vilties: chronicle of life of a poet and diplomat Jurgis Baltrušaitis. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2000.
Žiniasklaidos bylos Europos žmogaus teisių ir Lietuvos teismuose. – Vilnius: Danielius, 2002.
Prarasto laiko nebūna. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2004.
Laiškanešys, pasiklydęs dykumoje: life and works of Vytautas Žalakevičius. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2008, 2009.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   F r e n c h :
L. Joffrin. Užmirštoji princesė: novel. – Vilnius: Kronta, 2005.
G. Depardieu, L. Neumann. Gyvas! – Vilnius: Kronta, 2009.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   L a t v i a n :
E. Lyvas. Kapitonas Nulis. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1965.
M. Birzė. Smėlio laikrodis: novella. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1966.
R. Ezera. Laukinė obelis: vacation notes of Klavas Mazputninis. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1968.
A. Upytis. Šypsantis lapas: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1970.

D r e w   u p :
Žurnalistikos laisvė ir atsakomybė: documents of EU Council of means of information for society. – Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 1996.

A w a r d s :
1985 Vincas Mickevičius-Kapsukas award for the book “Iliuzijų mugėje”.
1996 The Cross of Officer of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.
2002 Vytautas Gedgaudas award.
2003 The Grand Cross of Commander for Merits to Lithuania.
2005 Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas award for the book “Prarasto laiko nebūna”.
2014 Insignia of Honor by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.