Gint Aras (Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) was born in Cicero, IL to Lithuanian immigrants displaced by World War II. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and earned his MFA from Columbia University. To support his writing, he has worked as a hearse driver, Fulbright slacker, fast food guy, hotel houseman, pasta cook, actor, and pizza man. He's lived and worked in New York, NY; Vilnius, Lithuania and Linz, Austria where he met his wife, violinist Maria Storm. He's a photographer of walls and puddles, and digs beauty (if you know what he means).
Currently, Gint Aras is contributing to the enrichment of America's banks.
Find him on Facebook, and please visit his website. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Gint_Aras . He's also on LinkedIn as Karolis Gintaras Zukauskas.