Jonas Užurka – prose writer.
He was born 7 December, 1947 in Dusmenys, Trakai district.
In 1965 he finished Onuškis Secondary school. He was a teacher of mathematics for one year. In 1971 he graduated from High Chieftain school in St. Petersburg. He served in various military units. In 1980 he was sent to Afghanistan and served there till 1989. From 1990 till 1998 he worked in various Lithuanian Defense Departments.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2003.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Kario knyga. 3 knygos. – Trakai–Vilnius: Voruta, 1993–1996.
Karaliaus karūna ir mirtis: historical novel. – Vilnius: UAB „Poli“, 1999.
Gediminas – nevainikuotas karalius: historical novel. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2004, 2008. – (Lietuvos valdovai).
Lietuvos kariuomenės atkūrimas 1988–1991 metais / autorius ir sudarytojas J. Užurka. – Vilnius : Kronta, 2004.
Kaip karys Pūgžlys Husiną gaudė: novel. – Vilnius: Kronta 2005.
Sumaišties metai: novel. – Vilnius: Kronta, 2005.
Vytautas Didysis – nuo bėglio iki monarcho: novel. – Vilnius: Kronta, 2005, 2008. – (Lietuvos istorija romanuose).
Mindaugas – karališkasis kraujas: historic novel. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2007, 2008.
Didžiosios lietuvių pergalės: historic novels. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2009.
1009 metai. Netimeras – iš ūkų kylanti Lietuva: historic novels. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2009.
Iškiliausios Lietuvos moterys: historic novels. – Vilnius : Eugrimas, 2011.
Užmirštieji baltų valdovai: historic novels. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2012.
Baltai: nuo genčių iki karalystės: historic novels. – Vilnius: Eugrimas, 2014.
A w a r d s :
S t a t e a w a r d s :
1992 The Founder Insignia of the Defence Department of the Republic of Lithuania and a watch for merits in recreating the national defence system
1995 Honorary Diploma for merits in creating the defence system of the Republic of Lithuania.
1995 A Nominal Arm for merits to Lithuania Defence.
1995 A Medal of the Volunteers of the Lithuanian Army Founders for merits in creating and strengthening the Lithuanian Army.
1996 A Medal of January 13 for courage and dedication to the Republic of Lithuania.
1999 Honourable Diploma of the President of the Republic of Lithuania for the faithful service to the state.
1999 Honourable Diploma for the Defender of Lithuania and Creator of the national defence system.
2003 Honourable Diploma of the President of the Republic of Lithuania for the nurturance of the Lithuanian history and nationality.
2005 Honourable Diploma on occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Lithuanian National Defence.
2005 Association of National Defence System Creator – a medal For merits in recreating the Lithuanian Army.
L i t e r a r y a w a r d s :
1965 Laureate of the pupils’ literature competition of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Committee.
1996 1st award of Lithuanian Rifles Union literature competition.
1999 Award of a writer St. Bataitis and a title of a laureate for the historical novel “Karaliaus karūna ir mirtis”.
2003 A laureate of a competition of historical novel organized by the Lithuania Millennium Direction by the President Office of the Republic of Lithuania dedicated to the 750th anniversary of Lithuania.