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Aleksa Gasparas, poet, prose writer and playwright.
Was born in Antkalnė, Jurbarkas district, on January 1, 1946. In 1970 he graduated from Kaunas Medical Institute. In 1971-1982 he worked as a surgeon at Šakiai, in 1983-1990 – he worked in Vilnius, where he gave lectures on surgery at Vilnius Medical School. In 1991-1996 he worked at various state and social organizations, took an active part in creating a system of social rehabilitation for physically disabled people. In 1997-1998 he worked at a Ministry of Social Security and Labour. In 1995, in association with his supporters, he founded the Lithuanian Disabled People Union and since 1999 he has been a vice-president of the union. He also founded a publishing-house Joružis (1995), magazine Bičiulis (1998), since 1999 he has been a chief editor of the magazine and a lecturer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
Since 2001 – the member of LWU.
Pakerėtieji: play. - Vilnius: Vaga, 1992.
Lauk šoko ugnis: poems. - Vilnius: Vaiva, 1993.
Lozoriaus paukščiai: poems. - Vilnius: Vaiva, 1995.
Nugalėk save: articles. - Vilnius: Vaiva, 1995.
Užkeikti barbarus: poems. - Vilnius: Vaiva, 1996.
Mergaitė ir Apaštalas: drama. - Vilnius: Joružis, 1997.
Adomo broliai ir moterys: novel.- Vilnius: Vaga, 2001.
Pusė obuolio Ievai: novel. - Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Ėriukėlis stiklo ragais: novel. - Vilnius: Vaga, 2003.
Fabricijus sprogdina arklius: novel. - Vilnius: Petro ofsetas, 2006.
Atrakintos širdys: poetry almanac / together with Kęstutis Lenkšas. - Vilnius: Joružis, 1996.
Bičiulis: selected articles / Lietuvos žmonių su negalia sąjunga. - Vilnius: Joružis, 1998.