Gendrutis MORKŪNAS

Gendrutis Morkūnas (b. 1960 in Panevėžys District – d. in 2009 in Vilnius) was a children’s book author. He had a PhD in Physics from Vilnius University and was employed with the Physics Institute. He wrote roughly 70 scholarly and technical articles, authored and co-authored several books. He was a regular contributor to the news portal Bernardinai.lt, the weekly Šiaurės Atėnai, and the newspaper Šiaurės rytai.

Morkūnas published his first literary work A Summer with a Cat-Dog in 2005. The Lithuanian Section of IBBY recognized this debut as the most significant book of the year for young adults. The Story of Return and the Tales from a Flea House were selected the best books for children and young adults in 2007 and 2008. The Story of Return was included on the IBBY Honour List in 2010. In 2010 the writers was posthumously awarded the Children’s Literature Prize by the Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry.

Selected bibliography

Vasara su Katšuniu (Summer with Cat-Dog): [novel], Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2005.

Grįžimo istorija (The Story of Return): [novella],Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2007.

Blusyno pasakojimai (Tales from a Flea-House): [short stories]. Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2008.

Velniškai karštos atostogos (Bloody Hot Vacation): [story], Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Iš nuomšiko gyvenimo (From the Life of an Orphanage Inmate): [novella], Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2010.

Translations

Bulgarian

Дяволски гореща ваканция, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Estonian

Kuratlikult kuum koolivaheaeg, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.

Latvių

Ellīgi karstas brīvdienas, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009.