Rimantas Černiauskas (1950–2011) was a writer, playwright, translator. Graduated in 1973 with a BA in Mathematics from Vilnius University. R. Černiauskas worked as a teacher until 1987. 1996–2004 taught an elective course in the Humanities Department of Klaipėda University and led Children’s Literature seminars.
In 1984 he was accepted into the Lithuanian Writers’ Union. Since 1987 he has chaired the Klaipėda section of the Writers’ Union.
He made his literary debut with the collection of short stories This Side of the Clouds. Later he published several more collections of short stories, children’s books, a collection of plays The Sincerity Club and a novella, Confession of a Hired Killer.
Since 1994 he has compiled the literary and cultural magazine Baltija (The Baltic Sea).
In 1996 he received the Ieva Simonaitytė Prize for his book Campfires in the Attic. His book, The Earthworm’s Tale published in 2007, was awarded as the best children’s book of the year. In 2010 he was awarded the title of the Master of Culture of Klaipėda in recognition of his merits to the town.
Šiapus debesų (This Side of the Clouds): [short stories], Vilnius: Vaga, 1980
Gusto istorijos (Gustas’ Adventures): [horror novella], Vilnius, 1983
Senelės išdaigos (Grandmother’s Folly): [short stories], Vilnius: Vaga, 1984
Į šviesą (Into the Light): [poems and epigrams], Vilnius, 1990
Tikrieji miestelio vyrai (The Town’s Real Men): [short stories], Vilnius: Vyturys, 1990
Nuoširdumo klubas (The Sincerity Club): [plays], Klaipėda: Eldija, 1992
Laužai palėpėse (Campfires in the Attic): [novellas], Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishers, 1995
Jūra yra sūri (The Sea is Salty): [short stories], Vilnius: Vyturys, 1997
Gustas (Gustas): [horror novella], Kaunas: Nemunas, 1997
Kairiarankių šalis (The Land of the Left-Handed): [short stories], Klaipėda: Druka, 2000
Pasakėlės vaikams, vanagams ir sliekams (Stories for children, hawks, and slugs), Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishers, 2003
Samdomo žudiko išpažintis (Confession of a Hired Killer): [novella], Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2004
Koridorių vilkas (The Wolf of the Halls): [short stories], Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Publishers, 2007
Slieko pasaka (The Earthworm’s Tale), Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2007
Vaikai ir vaiduokliai (Children and Ghosts): [tales], Vilnius: Versus aureus, 2009
Воинственный характер, Moscow: Mолодая гвардия, 1988
Истории про Густаса и учителя, Kaliningrad: Kладезь, 2006