Sigitas Parulskis

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Sigitas Parulskis (born February 10, 1965 in Obeliai , Rokiškis district municipality ) is a Lithuanian poet , playwright , novelist , critic and essayist . Sigitas Parulskis is considered the enfant terrible of contemporary Lithuanian literature.


After graduating from secondary school Obeliai near Rokiškis in 1983 , he completed his diploma studies ( Lithuanian language and literature) in 1990 at the Philology Faculty of the Vilniaus universitetas .

For his first volume of poetry, published in 1990, he received the 1991 Zigmas Gėlė Prize for the best poetry debut of the year. His first novel Three Seconds of Heaven , in which he processed his experience as a member of a Soviet paratrooper division near Cottbus, was named the best book of 2002 by the Lithuanian Writers' Association. In 2004 he was awarded the National Prize of the Republic of Lithuania for his previous work . His works have so far been translated into eleven languages.

He lives in Vilnius .

Works in German translation (selection)

Awards (selection)


  • Claudia Sinnig: Post Comment to Sigitas Parulskis. In: Krachkultur. 11, 2007, ISSN  0947-0697 , pp. 89-93.

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