Laurynas Katkus (born 1972) studied Lithuanian philology and comparative literature in Vilnius, Leipzig and Berlin and wrote his doctor thesis on Exile in Modern Poetry. He published three volumes of poetry, most recently Už 7 gatvių (2009). A collection of essays was released in 2011.
In German Katkus has published two volumes of poetry, most recently Alle Richtungen (Edition Thanhäuser, 2009) and a volume of essays Kabuff (Edition Merz-Solitude, 2011).
Among others Katkus translated Hölderlin, Walter Benjamin, Gottfried Benn, Susan Sontag and Octavio Paz into Lithuanian.