18 September 2021

Liudvikas Jakimavičius

Liudvikas Jakimavičius Liudvikas Jakimavičius Photo by Gediminas Pranckūnas

By birth, I’m half Samogitian, half Lithuanian. My mother, Lizdenytė, was from Viekšniai (a true Samogitian), and my father was from Pernarava, – a Lithuanian from the middle of the country.

I was born in 1959, the time of Khrushchev’s collective leadership, in the town of Kuliai, a male (as is stated on my birth certificate). From the age of four, I lived in Dzūkija, in the ‘ethnographic’ village of Marcinkonys, and from the age of six in Naujoji Vilnia, and then Vilnius. For 55 years, I’ve been a denizen of this city. I finished school, and went on to higher education in the Faculty of Philology at Vilnius University, studying Lithuanian literature and language, as well as screenwriting at the Lithuanian Conservatory. I’ve written five collections of poetry, essays, children’s books, plays for the theater and television scripts, as well as criticism in the cultural press and other fields. I’m now a free artist, the leader of the Lithuanian Leisure Party, an organization which is not registered in the Lithuanian Party Register, but which works legally as a collection of nonconforming artists and free citizens. I’m married. My wife is

Rūta. I have two pet black cats, of noble pedigree, Obama and her daughter Kemzura.





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