Ernestas Noreika

Ernestas Noreika was born in 1989 in Kaunas. He studied Lithuanian philology at the Lithuanian Educology University. His first poetry book Lake of Peacocks (2012) won the Zigmas Gėlė-Gaidamavičius prize for best poetry debut. His second poetry book Andalusian Dog was published in 2016. His third poetry book Apollo (2019) won a prestigious Young Yotvingian award and in 2022 his fourth collection of poems Aquanauts was published. Ernestas Noreika is also a well-known rap and hip-hop singer (his stage name is Beeta). He is the author of three albums – Twin Peaks (2014), Kūlgrinda (2017) and Sekretai (2022).