Vladas Kalvaitis – poet, prose writer.
He was born 27 June, 1929 in Radviliškis.
In 1942-1948 he studied at Radviliškis Gymnasium. In 1948 he was arrested for participating in underground activity. He spent his sentence in Komi Republic, Inta and later he was sent to Irkutsk. In 1964 he finished his studies at Irkutsk University and acquired a specialty of a philologist and teacher of Russian language. In 1966 he came back to Lithuania and worked at Veliučionys Special school, later he worked at Tytuvėnai Agricultural Technicum and after that at Extramural Secondary school in Kelmė district.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2008.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Kolega įsiūlė…: satirical miniatures, epigrams. – Vilnius: Asveja, 1997.
(Ne)nusipelnęs: poems, humorous poems, satirical miniatures, epigrams. – Vilnius: Atkula, 1999.
Prieblandos varnas: poems. – Vilnius: Atkula, 2002.
Skuduriniai žmogeliukai: poems, epigrams, miniatures. – Radviliškis: Litera, 2004.
Volungė: short stories. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2007.
Svečias iš Magadano: short stories. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2008.
Sustiprinto režimo barakas: novel from short stories. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2011, 2012, 2014 (papildytas ir pataisytas leidimas).
Stiklinė aguonų: short stories. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2013.
A w a r d s :
1998 Regina Biržinytė award for the book “Kolega įsiūlė”.
2008 Regina Biržinytė award for the book “Volungė”.
2009 Petras Cvirka award for the book “Svečias iš Magadano”.
2010 One Litas Award.
2012 Žemaitė literary award for the book “Sustiprinto režimo barakas”.
2012 Liudas Dovydėnas award for the book “Sustiprinto režimo barakas”.
2013 “Varpai” literary award for the book “Sustiprinto režimo barakas”.
2015 Lithuanian Writers’ Union award for merits to Lithuanian literature.