Marius Ivaškevičius – prose writer, playwright.
He was born 26 March, 1973 in Molėtai.
From 1991 till 1997 he studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. During the years of 1996-1999 he worked at daily newspaper “Respublika” as a reporter for Saturday supplement “Julius” and was an editor of it from 1999 till 2000. In 2000-2001 he cooperated in cultural broadcasts of the Lithuanian Television. He collaborates with the biggest daily newspaper in Poland “Gazeta Wyborcza”, where he writes essays. In 1998 he debuted as a playwright. He directs films and writes scripts. His works have been translated into Polish, German, Slovenian, French, Russian, Belorussian, Italian, English and other languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1998.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Kam vaikų: short stories. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1996.
Istorija nuo debesies: two part road of one sadness: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1998.
Skomantas. Vikingų žygis į Apuolę: Lithuanian history in pictures (text author). – Kaunas: Tvermė, 1998.
Artimas: play. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2002.
Žali: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2002.
Purpuriniai dūmai (based on Felix Roziner novella): film script. – Vilnius: Kronta, 2003.
Madagaskaras: play. – Vilnius: Apostrofa: Teatro ir kino informacijos ir edukacijos centras, 2004, 2012.
Artimas miestas: play. – Vilnius: Apostrofa: Teatro ir kino informacijos ir edukacijos centras, 2005.
Mistras: play. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2010.
Išvarymas: chronicle of one apple: play. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2012.
B o o k s i n f o r e i g n l a n g u a g e s :
Historia z chmury: novel (tr. by J. Rogoża). – Wolowiec: Wydawnictwo Czarne, 2001.
Die Grünen: Roman (aus dem Litauischen von M. Roduner). – Oberhausen: Athena, 2012.
D r e w u p :
Ribos: almanack. – Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 1994.
A w a r d s :
2000 His play “Kaimynas” won the New Drama contest and was staged at Vilnius Youth Theater. 2002 Award of Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for the play “Malыš”.
2002 Play “Artimas” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2004 Play “Madagaskaras” won an award of most creative book in Lithuania.
2004 Play “Madagaskaras” was selected as the most creative book of the year.
2012 Play “Išvarymas: vieno obuolio kronika” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2014 Order for Merits to Lithuania.