Vytautas PETKEVIČIUS

Vytautas Petkevičius (1930–2008) – a writer, Lithuanian political and public figure. From 1953 to 1960 he studied at the Faculty of History of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

He is the author of 30 books, translated into 22 languages.

Of these, 14 of his books are for children. His long short stories–tales have received significant awards: in 1965, the National Award for the book Acorn’s Adventures in the Land of Vices; in 1970, his contribution to children’s literature was recognized by the Lithuanian State Award; in 1971 he received the Soviet Union Prize for Children’s Literature for the book Fathom the Child of A Span.

Selected bibliography

Ko klykia gervės (Why the Cranes Cry): [realistic story], Vilnius: Vaga, 1963.

Didysis medžiotojas Mikas Pupkus (The Great Hunter Mikas Pupkus ): [tale-long short story], Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.

Kodėlčius (A Boy Who Asked All Questions): [a long short story of miniature stories] Vilnius: Vaga, 1974.

Molio Motiejus – žmonių karalius (Clay Motiejus – the King of Men): [tale-long short story], Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.

Šešiolikmečiai (The Sixteen-Year-Olds): [realistic long short story], Vilnius: Vaga, 1987.

Gilės nuotykiai Ydų šalyje (Acorn’s Adventures in the Land of Vices): [tale-long short story], Vilnius: Alma littera, 2009.

Translations

German

Die Abenteuer des grossen Jägers Mikas Pupkus: [tale-long short story], Vilnius: Vyturys, 1989.

Hungarian

Mikasz Pupkasz, a nagy vadász [tale-long short story], Budapest: Móra, 1980.

Latvian

Kāpēcēns: [long short story of miniature stories], Rīga: Liesma, 1980.

Polish

Wesołe i pouczające przygody myśliwskie Mikuska Pępuska Niechobrz: [tale-long short story], Niechobrz, 2006.

Russian

Глиняный Мотеюс – король людей: [tale-long short story], Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.