Čepliauskas Vytautas, poet, prose writer.
Was born in Greičiai, Jurbarkas district, on June 13, 1933.
In 1949-1956 he was a deportee in Siberia. In 1960 he graduated from Juozas Gruodis Musical Technicum of Kaunas, in 1964 – Lithuanian Conservatoire (now Lithuanian Music Academy). In 1964-1968 he taught music in Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan), from 1968 – Kaunas music schools, faculties of Lithuanian Music Academy in Kaunas. He is a doctor of the pedagogical science (1990). In the republic press he debuted in 1991.
Since 1999 – the member of LWU.
His poesy is mostly influenced by the Lithuanian folk songs. Topics reflected the lift of the Revival times. A novel is autobiographical in large part, slightly incoherent in a sense of composition, but it is not in want of dynamism and strain. His characters get strength leaning on the family values that are inseparable from the nations destiny. His creations are emotional and the role of an impartial observer is unacceptable for the author.
Įklimpęs laikas: poems. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 1993.
Ražienos: novel. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, I part - 1997, II part - 1998, III part - 2000.
Ripsikė: short stories for children. - Kaunas: Judex, 1999.
Mirta: short stories for children. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2001.
Pokalbiai, laiškai su Petronėle Orintaite. - Kaunas: Atmintis, 2001.
Kitu kampu: essay. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2003.
Sonetų vainikas Dariui ir Girėnui. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2005.
Atsiverk į mane: poems. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2006.
Nė mirksnio ryžtis: novel. - Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2008.
The prize of the Dr. Kazys Grinius Foundation, Maitgomery, USA literature critics competition for the novel "Ražienos".