Zurba Algimantas

Algimantas Zurba – prose writer, publicist.
He was born 8 February, 1942 in Žvaguičiai, Biržai district.
In 1964 he finished his studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. From 1964 till 1966 he worked as a teacher at Čebatoriai. In 1966 he worked at magazine “Švyturys” and from 1967 he worked at editorial office of “Moksleivis” (he was an editor in chief during the years of 1975-1980 and 1989-2001). From 1974 till 1980 and from 1995 till 1998 he was a chairman at Lithuanian Writers’ Union Fund. In 1981-1986 he was a vice-chairman of Lithuanian Writers’ Union. From 1967 he was a member of young literates evaluation board at Ministry of Education and Science for 28 years and he was a chairman of the board for 17 years.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1971.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Svetimas pabučiavimas: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1965.
Viena prie stalo: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1969.
Nemylėk manęs: play. – Klaipėdos dramos teatras, 1971.
Ko verkė šaukštelis: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.
Keistuolių miestas: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.
Šimtadienis: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1975, 1980.
Šaltūnė: short stories and novellas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Neišduok daigo: journalism. – Vilnius: Mintis, 1979.
Išmeskit narvelį: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Prospektas nesibaigia priemiestyje: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Integralas: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981, 1983.
Skersvėjis: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.
Plaukit, ilgaausiai: short stories. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.
Nulėpausis ir Striukumbukas: short stories. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1985.
Molžemis: novel. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1986.
Paglostyk vėją: short stories. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1986.
Pagausim saulės juoką: journalism. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1987.
Inkilas už miesto: novel. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1989.
Sutrumpintas šuniukas: short stories. – Vilnius: Spauda, 1992.
Savūnė: novel. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1994.
…eina…: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
…jai tešviečia: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2002.
Melnragės akmenys: novel. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2005.
Raganaitė Džilda: novella. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2007.
Aritmija: novel. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2007, 2013.
Daktaras Mauricijus: maybe a fairy tale, maybe not. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2009.
Krisius: novel. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2010, 2013.
Mauricijus mokys gegutę perėti: maybe a fairy tale, maybe not. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2011.
Gal taip reikėjo: from riotous Apaščia till Vilnius pinewoods…: features of life and works, experiences. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2012, 2013.
Voveriukai, voveriukai: novella. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2014.

A w a r d s :
1974 Žemaitė literary award for the book “Keistuolių miestas”.
1978 Lithuanian Communist Youth award for the book “Šimtadienis”.
1982 LSSR State award for the books “Integralas” and “Išmeskit narvelį”.
1985 Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė literary award.
1986 Insignia of Honor for works in literary field.
1995 Juozas Paukštelis award for the book “Savūnė”.
2003 Žemaitė literary award for the books “Savūnė”, “…eina” and “…jai tešviečia”.
2003 Honorary Citizen of Biržai.
2006 Lithuania Section of International Board on Books for Young People for the book “Melnragės akmenys”.
2007 Art Award of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
2007 Book “Raganaitė Džilda” was nominated in the Book of the Year Campaign, in Books for Children section.
2012 Vladas Šlaitas literary award for the book “Krisius”.
2012 Antanas Baranauskas award for the book “Krisius”.

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