SIGITAS PARULSKIS (b. 1965, Obeliai) is one of Lithuania’s most celebrated contemporary writers. A graduate of Vilnius University in Lithuanian language and literature, Parulskis has published articles in many of the country’s most prominent newspapers and journals. He is a translator of Russian, American, and British literature and has worked as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Vilnius University, and is currently a lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. His first book of poetry, Iš ilgesio visa tai (All That Out of Longing), was published in 1990, and was followed by books of poetry and essays, a collection of short stories, and five novels. He is also the author of several plays and theatre scripts. His works have won all the major Lithuanian literary awards, including the Lithuanian Writers' Union Prize, the National Prize in literature, the Lithuanian National Art and Culture Award, the Person of Tolerance Award for the 2012 novel Tamsa ir partneriai (published in 2018 by Peter Owen as Darkness and Company) and most recently the Baltic Assembly Prize. His novels and short stories have been translated into Russian, English, Latvian, Finnish, Polish, Czech, French, German, Greek, Swedish, and Italian among others.