Židonytė Violeta

Violeta Židonytė – prose writer, poetess.
She was born 6 April, 1960 in Kaunas.
In 1977 she graduated from Kaunas Children Art School and in 1978 she finished Kaunas 31st Secondary school. From 1978 till 1985 she worked as advertisement artist. In 1985 she finished her studies at Lithuanian Art Institute and acquired a specialty of interior designer. In 1990-1992 she studied at Lithuanian Construction and Architecture Research Institute. In 2000 she finished Kaunas Technology University and acquired her Master's degree. She gives lectures on art and design at Kaunas Technology University.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2011.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Dizainas I. Grafinis dizainas: coursebook. – Kaunas: Šviesa, 2002.
Dizainas II. Projektinis dizainas: coursebook. – Kaunas: Šviesa, 2002.
Vasara eina per greitai: novel. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2006.
Ateik ir pasilik: novel. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2008.
Visada su tavim: novel. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2009.
Liepų medaus nebus: novel. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2011.
Nuo Meškalaukio piemens iki akademiko: biographical sketch. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2013.

F o r    c h i l d r e n :
Žemė turi savo kalbą: poems for children. – Girionys: Lututė, 1998.
Mano šeima: exercises for 5-7 year olds. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2004.
Kalėdų šventė nuostabi: poem for children. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2005.
Padainuokim abėcėlę: poems and notes (together with S. Gudas). – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2009.
Abėcėlė – mano draugė: poems for children. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2014.
Pakalbėk su lietučiu: poems for children. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2014.
Keliauja spindinti žiema: poems for children. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2014.
Geriausia gyventi miške: poems for children. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2014.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   I t a l i a n :
Laiko atmintys: poems. – Napoli: Tipolito ellegrafica gaeta, 2007.
G. Pedicini. Mūsų laikas: poems. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2009
G. Pedicini. Baltijos laivo dienoraštis: poems. – Kaunas: Kalendorius, 2009.

A w a r d s :
1972 Laureate of newspaper “Lietuvos pionierius” competition for a poem “Snaigės” (debut).
2010 3rd award in a historical novel for the Lithuanian Millennium competition by National Union of Lithuanians of America.
2015 Anzelmas Matutis literary award.