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OSVALDS ZEBRIS RECEIVES EU PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Latvian Writers' Union is happy to announce that the Consortium consisting of three organizations – the European Writers' Council, the European and International Booksellers Federation and the Federation of European Publishers – has selected the winners of this year's European Union Prize for Literature. Latvian writer Osvalds Zebris is among the 12 recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2017.Lasīt vairāk...

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ANNUAL LATVIAN LITERATURE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Annual Latvian Literature Award ceremony was held this Friday, 21st April 2017, in the "Daile" music hall where winners in five categories were announced and awarded, and the Special Award was given to Anita Rožkalne, and Uldis Bērziņš was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.Lasīt vairāk...

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LATVIAN POETRY PUBLISHED ABROAD, OTHER WORKS AVAILABLE IN LATVIAN BOOKSTORES

The number of translations of Latvian literature is growing. Liāna Langa’s collection of poems has been published in Sweden, an anthology of contemporary Latvian poetry in Germany, and Arvis Viguls’ poems have been included in “Mantis”, the American journal of poetry, criticism and translations. Translations of several Latvian classics have also been recently published in Latvia – a bilingual edition of Knuts Skujenieks’ collection “Basās zvaigznes/Босые звезды” (“Barefooted Stars”) in Latvian and Russian, and Aleksandrs Čaks “Touched by Eternity” in English.Lasīt vairāk...

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INESE ZANDERES’ BOOKS ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF SHAMMIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN IN ESTONIAN AND ARABIC

Latvian author Ineses Zandere’s stories about Shammies, made especially vivid and unique with the wonderful illustrations by Reinis Pētersons, are loved by children in Latvia and abroad. In 2016, the first of the stories “How the Shammies Swapped” (2011, Liels un Mazs) was published in Estonia, and in 2017 “Shammies' Morning” (2015, Liels un Mazs) became available in Arabic.Lasīt vairāk...

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NEW CONTEST FOR FOREIGN PUBLISHERS

The Latvian Writers’ Union is announcing an OPEN CALL for applications for foreign publishers offering an opportunity to receive a grant for publishing and promoting Latvian literature abroad. This is a call for English and non-English Publishers.Lasīt vairāk...

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COMPETITION RESULTS FOR PUBLISHING LATVIAN ORIGINAL LITERARY WORKS ABROAD

On 10th of March, the Commission of experts gathered and assessed applications from foreign publishers for publishing literary works of Latvian authors abroad. The competition is financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF) and by the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Latvia. Lasīt vairāk...

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NOMINEES FOR THE ANNUAL LATVIAN LITERATURE AWARD ANNOUNCED

Annual Latvian Literature Award (LALIGABA) is the most important event celebrating literature in Latvia and providing professional assessment of literary works and recognition of authors for their outstanding works published in Latvia during the year. Lasīt vairāk...

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LAST YEAR'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS RECEIVE AWARDS

In an award ceremony hosted by the National Library of Latvia, on 28th March, the most beautiful books published last year in Latvia were presented with the Golden Apple Tree awards (“Zelta ābele”). An award for lifetime contribution to the Latvian literature and publishing industry was given to the long-standing director of the National Library, Andris Vilks, and the artist of the year award – to Ineta Berkmane. Lasīt vairāk...

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NOVEL "THE TASTE OF LEAD" INCLUDED AMONG THE BEST PROSE WORKS OF 2017

The novel "Svina Garša" ("The Taste of Lead") written by the Latvian author Māris Bērziņš for the "We. Latvia. The 20th Century" historical book series (published by "Dienas grāmata") and translated in English by Margita Gailītis has been included in the "Dalkey Archive Press" anthology "Best European Fiction 2017".Lasīt vairāk...

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MOST READ BOOKS 2016 IN LATVIAN LIBRARIES

Nora Ikstena's novel "Mātes piens" (Mother's Milk), Māris Berziņš's "Svina garša" (The Taste of Lead), both published by "Dienas grāmata", as well as Māra Zālīte's "Pieci pirksti" (Five Fingers), published by "Mansards" were recognized in the original prose category by the National Library of Latvia as the most loaned books.Lasīt vairāk...

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