Grajauskas, Gintaras

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Gintaras Grajauskas (born 19 February 1966) is a poet, playwright, essayist, prose writer, songwriter and performer.
Since his childhood he has lived and worked in Klaipėda. Graduated from the S. Šimkus Higher School of Music and the Jazz Department of the Klaipėda Faculty of the Lithuanian State Conservatoire. 1990-1994 worked in radio and television, since 1994 he has been a compiler of the literary publication „Gintaro lašai“ for the daily newspaper „Klaipėda“. Since 2008 – head of the literary department of Klaipėda Drama Theatre. Since 2018 – Artistic Director of Klaipėda Drama Theatre. Since 2000 he has organised the annual gathering of Lithuanian poets „Placdarmas“. Played bass guitar and sang in the blues-rock band „Kontrabanda“ and jazz-rock band „Rokfeleriai“. He has released six albums with them. In recent years, he has become more and more involved in the theatre. He is one of the organisers of the annual international theatre festival „TheATRIUM“, which takes place in Klaipėda since 2017.
He has published nine books of poems, two books of essays, a novel and two collections of plays in Lithuania. Books of poems have been published in Germany, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Iceland, Ukraine and the UK. The play „The Reserve“ was published as a separate book in France. The poems have been translated into English, German, Swedish, Dutch, Korean, Finnish, Polish, Latvian, Estonian, Russian, etc., and published in periodicals and anthologies in those countries.