Born in 1951 in Švendriškiuose, Jurbarko raj., Lithuania. Lives in Vilnius.
After studying German philology at Vilnius University he has translated German literature since 1978, among others Heidegger, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Rilke, Schiller, Siegmund Freud, Stefan Zweig, Huchel and Bobrowski. Even various translations from Dutch.
Received the Lithuanian PEN-prize in 2004.
State Culture Prize in 2008.