Šimonis Darius

Darius Šimonis (pseudonym: Germanas Baltaduonis) – poet.
He was born 20 October, 1970 in Kaunas.
In 1995 he finished his studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. In 1996-1998 he studied at Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. From 1995 till 1996 he worked as a translator at translation office “Infomagija” and from 1997 till 2003 he was the owner and a translator of the office. Later he worked as a manager, as a journalist, as a public relations agent and as a bricklayer. His poems have been published in almanacks “Poezijos pavasaris”, “Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo”, “Žiema ir mirtis”, etc.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2004.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Spiečius: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1997.
Rykštė: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2001.

A w a r d s :
1996 “Nemuno” magazine award for the best debut in Poetry Spring almanack.
1997 Druskininkai Poetic Fall award for debut.
1999 Main prize of “Eilėraščiai per naktį” during Poetry Spring Festival.