Alvydas Šlepikas(b. 1966) is one of the most multi-talented contemporary Lithuanian writers,moving between the worlds of literature,theatre, film and television. He is a poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter,actor and director. He participates actively in the literary lifeof the country and is a member of both the Lithuanian PEN Centre and the Lithuanian Writers’ Union. His novel Mano vardas – Marytė(My name is Marytė) – a moving story about the so-called “wolf children” – became the most read novel of 2012 in Lithuania and has gone through six reprints. It is one of the most translated Lithuanian books of recent times and has now been published in Belarusian, Dutch, Estonian, German, Latvian, Polish and Ukrainian.