Druktenis, Adomas

Born in Raseiniai in 1931. From 1953-1958 he studied German language and literature at Vilnius State University. He published his first translation in 1959.

After having been appointed to the Fiction Publishing House (later renamed "Vaga"), he worked as an editor until the end of 1977, editing 70 books of translated literature, the majority of them being translations from German. 1977-1981 he switched to “Science” Publishing House.

In 1992 he was retired after working at the Dictionary Section. Since then he has been working as a free lance translator, esp. for children's and juvenile literature. In 2008 he was awarded the IBBY Lithuanian Section Prize for the most artistic translation.