Bieliauskas Alfonsas

Photo by Džoja Barysaitė

Photo by Džoja Barysaitė

Alfonsas Bieliauskas – prose writer, literary critic.
He was born 5 October, 1923 in Naujieji Neveronys, Kaunas district.
From 1937 till 1941 he studied at 3rd National Gymnasium of Kaunas. In 1941 he moved to Russia and worked at wood-cutting areas in Siberia. In 1942 he served at 16th Lithuanian divizion, studied at Komsomol party course in Yaroslavl. He worked at Moscow radio Lithuanian broadcasts and press. From 1944 till 1946 he was a head of Kaunas city Communist Youth organization. During 1946-1949 he studied Lithuanian literature in Kaunas University. From 1947 till 1949 he worked as a reviewer at “Tarybų Lietuva” newspaper. From 1949 he lived in Lithuania. In 1951 he finished his studies of Lithuanian philology at Vilnius University and from 1951 till 1970 worked at “Švyturys” magazine, at first as a deputy of editor in chief and from 1954 as an editor in chief. In 1970-1976 he was a board chairman of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union. His first short story appeared in press in 1940. His works are translated into Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, German, English and other languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1951.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Taip gimsta laimė (together with V. Radaitis): collection of study. – Vilnius, 1949.
Tvirtos rankos: study. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1950.
Žmonės prie staklių. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1955.
Darbo gatvė: novella. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1956.
Rožės žydi raudonai: novel. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1959, 1960; Vaga, 1965, 1968, 1972.
Mes dar susitiksim, Vilma!: novel. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1962; Vaga, 1964, 1971, 1975.
Keliai ir paminklai: about life, literature, writers and books. – Vilnius: Valstybinė grožinės literatūros leidykla, 1963.
Kauno romanas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1966, 1969, 1973.
Išdrožti sapnai: kam rašomi romanai: ir šūkis, ir tikrovė: letters for Martynas M.: seven interviews. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.
Ji mylėjo Paulį: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1976.
Tada, kai lijo: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Naktis prieš ataką: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.
Žalias pažinimo medis. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Tiltai į širdis: articles about literature. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.
Ramūs laikai: novel. – Vilnius, 1981.
Žiburys mažame lange: short stories, plays, articles. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1982.
Raštai, Vol.8. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1976–1983.
Vilniaus kalneliai: novel. – Vilnius, 1986.
Raštai, Vol.5. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1986–1988.
Ugnelė mūs kraujo. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Patogi moteris: novel. – Vilnius: Pradai, 1996.
Kitų gyvenimas: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1997.
Abipus Rubikono: literary testaments. – 5 Vol. – Vilnius: Pradai, 1998–2002.
Lyg laiškas mylimai, arba Šitaip rašomi romanai: contemplations. – Vilnius: Margi raštai, 2003.
Likimas šypsosi laimingiems: novellas. – Vilnius: Margi raštai, 2003.
Sau paminklą sta…: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2006.
Amžiai su amūrais: novel. – Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2009.
Joks, arba Rugsėjy, kai išplaukia laivai: novel. – Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2014.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   R u s s i a n :
L. Kasilis. Patsai Majakovskis: study of poet’s life and works, 1949.

A w a r d s :
1959 LSSR National award of 1st degree for his book “Rožės žydi raudonai”.
1965 LSSR activist in a field of culture.
1983 LSSR Writer of the Nation award.