The Lithuanian government on Monday granted a state monthly pension to poet Tomas Venclova, the winner of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize.
Tomas Venclova
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Venclova will receive the first-degree pension, which amounts to 800 litas (EUR 231.9), starting this October.

Born in 1937, Venclova is one of the most famous Lithuanian poets. He is also a prose writer, scholar, translator of literature and professor at Yale University, USA.

Venclova was awarded the National Culture and Art Prize in 2000.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.

New yet old cultural space in Kaunas

In May, a new cultural organization called Sakramentas was established on the premises of an old yet...

Special fair invites to know craft traditions of Middle Ages and the Renaissance period

Traditional St. Bartholomew ’s Fair certificated as Lithuanian national heritage is revived for the...

Estonia's company opens cinema in Panevezys

Estonia's Apollo Group opened its first Apollo cinema at the Babilonas shopping mall in...

Story of Jan Zwartendijk finally put into book

Jan Zwartendijk , the director of Philips in Lithuania and the honorary consul for the Netherlands...

Lithuanian modernist architecture awarded grant from Getty Foundation

The building of Kaunas University of Technology ( KTU ) Faculty of Chemical of Technology (former...