Šimonis Darius, (pseudonym Germanas Baltaduonis), poet, essayist, literary critic.
Was born in Kaunas, on October 20, 1970. In 1995 he graduated from Vilnius University, where he studied the Lithuanian language and literature. In 1996-1998 he studied law at Vilnius University.
In 1995-1996 he worked in translation bureau ‘Infomagija’ as a translator, in 1997-2003 – was an owner and translator of a translation bureau and since 2001 he has been working as a manager and spokesman for Vilnius of Joint Venture Company of Design Studio ‘Rero’.
Since 2004 – the member of LWU.
Spiečius: poems, FB. - Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers Union Publishers, 1997.
Rykštė: poems. - Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers Union Publishers, 2001.
Publications in almanacs:
Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo, 1990-1999 / compiled by Gintaras Bleizgys, Laurynas Katkus, Ričardas Šileika. - Vilnius: Vilspa, 1999.
Gyvas atodūsis = Breathing free: translations of Lithuanian poetry / compiled and translated in English by Vyt Bakaitis. - Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers Union Publishers, 2001.
Žiemos poezija / combiled by Benediktas Januševičius, Juozas Žitkauskas. - Vilnius: Žuvėdra, 2001.
Poezijos pavasaris, 2002 / compiled by Liudvikas Jakimavičius, Eugenijus Ališanka, Sigitas Geda. - Kaunas: Spindulys, 2002.
Žiema ir mirtis: poetry almanac / compiled by Žilvinas Andriušis, Dainius Gintalas. - Vilnius: Žuvėdra, 2005.
"Nemunas" magazine premium for the best debut in "Poetry Spring 96" of the 1996.
"Druskininkai Poetry Fall" prize for the poetry debut of the 1997 m.