Roduner, Markus

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Markus Roduner © ds baltart
Markus Roduner is a translator and a linguist. He was born on 6 February 1967 in the city of Rheinfelden, Switzerland. He studied philology of the Slavonic and Baltic languages, historical-comparative linguistics at Bern University. In 1991, underwent training in Lithuania and Georgia. From 1992 to 1995 he lived in Lithuania, worked at the Department of Press and Information at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, and as a teacher of the German language. In 1996, he returned to his native Switzerland where he continued his studies, worked as a teacher and taught German to foreigners. In 2001, he completed his studies with a thesis on syntax of the Lithuanian and Karaim languages. Since 1999 he has been living in Lithuania – since 2000 in the town of Šiauliai. He is working as a freelance translator.

Since 2004 he has been organising the annual international prose festival “Days of European Literature in Šiauliai”, since 2013 also an international festival for youth literature. In 2008, he was awarded the Culture and Art Prize of the town of Šiauliai, in 2009, he received the St. Jeronimus Prize.