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1Translator Maima Grīnberga<br>nominated for Estonian awardTranslator Maima Grīnberga
nominated for Estonian award
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Talented Latvian translator Maima Grīnberga has been nominated for Estonian Cultural Endowment's Annual Translation Award 2015 for her translations of Estonian literature. She has received such award already in 2011. Read more...
2Prose Reading festival 2015Prose Reading festival 2015(not set)

Prose Readings festival runs from the 27th of November until the 6th of December in Riga and features writers from Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and Finland alongside Latvian writers. Read more

3Māris Bērziņš receives the Baltic<br>Assembly Prize 2015Māris Bērziņš receives the Baltic
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Latvian writer Māris Bērziņš was handed the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature 2015 in a ceremony in Vilnius. Bērziņš was given the prize for Svina Garša (The Taste of Lead, 2015), a novel depicting events unfolding in Latvia at the beginning of World War II.! Read more

42015 Kilogram of Culture<br><small>The annual cultural award of LTV and Radio</small>2015 Kilogram of Culture
The annual cultural award of LTV and Radio
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On February 25, the laureates for 7 categories were announced in the ceremony of the Latvian Television and Latvian Radio's award "2015 Kilogram of Culture". The award in category "Literature" was received by Latvian author Nora Ikstena for her novel "Mātes piens" (Mother's Milk), published by Dienas Grāmata within the book series "Mēs. Latvija, XX gadsimts" (We. Latvia, 20th Century). 

5Support for Publishing Latvian LiteratureSupport for Publishing Latvian Literature(not set)

The Latvian Writers' Union has opened the call for applications within the grant program "Support for Foreign Publishers Publishing Latvian Literature". The grant program is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. The particular call intends to support the publishers all around the world to publish Latvian Literature in English. The call will be closed on March 15, 2016. Read more... 

6LITERATURE ACROSS CULTURESLITERATURE ACROSS CULTURES(not set)

Openness and freedom of speech are among the most important values uniting the Nordic countries and promoting cultural cooperation between the five nations. Tolerance, compassion and belief in equality among all people can also be added to that list. These values are also reflected in Nordic literature. Read more

7The Book and Society in Latvia until 1945<br>international scientific conferenceThe Book and Society in Latvia until 1945
international scientific conference
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On November 24-25, 2016, the National Library of Latvia organises international scientific conference "The Book and Society in Latvia until 1945". The Conference is dedicated to Aleksejs Apīnis, book publishing and literary historian, library employee (1926-2004).  Read more

8Annual Latvian Literary Award ceremony<br>LALIGABAAnnual Latvian Literary Award ceremony
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On April 21 2016, Spīķeri concert hall hosted the Annual Latvian Literary Award (LALIGABA) ceremony. LALIGABA award ceremony is held annually since 2000, and in the last six years it has earned itself a specially high prestige within the Latvian cultural scene. Read more

9LATVIA PARTICIPATING IN LONDON BOOK FAIR 2016LATVIA PARTICIPATING IN LONDON BOOK FAIR 2016(not set)

This year Latvia’s national book publishing and literature stand in London will present export-capable books that have been published in Latvia. They are listed in a special catalogue, "Books to Fall For." Read more

10BRITISH PUBLISHERS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND POETRY VISIT RIGABRITISH PUBLISHERS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND POETRY VISIT RIGA(not set)

 

From 14 till 17 June, Riga will be welcoming 11 representatives of British publishers of children's literature and poetry who will share their professional experience with Latvian authors, publishers and agents.  Read more

11JĀNIS BALTVILKS PRIZE<br>IN CHILDREN'S LITERATUREJĀNIS BALTVILKS PRIZE
IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
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It is the 12th year that writers and illustrators have been nominated for the International Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children's Literature and Book Art, founded by the Latvian Section of IBBY, “Latvijas Bērnu un jaunatnes literatūras padome” (LBJLP). Read more

12NEW OPEN CALL FOR FOREIGN PUBLISHERS PUBLISHING LATVIAN LITERATURENEW OPEN CALL FOR FOREIGN PUBLISHERS PUBLISHING LATVIAN LITERATURE(not set)

The Latvian Writers’ Union announces a new open call, offering a grant for publishing and promoting Latvian literature abroad. The competition is open for all foreign publishers wishing to publish literary works written by Latvian authors in languages other than Latvian.  Read more

13Poetry Days 2016: programme of events for September 8 – 18Poetry Days 2016: programme of events for September 8 – 18(not set)

The Poetry Days will take hold of the capital and the rest of Latvia from September 8 to September 18. This year the Poetry Days will feature a whopping 30 performance-public reading sessions with Latvian and foreign poets. This year, the motto of the Poetry Days is "Poetry seduces". Read more

14Most Read Books 2016 in Latvian LibrariesMost Read Books 2016 in Latvian Libraries06.12.2016

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. Read more

15Novel "The Taste of Lead" Included Among The Best Prose Works of 2017Novel "The Taste of Lead" Included Among The Best Prose Works of 2017(not set)

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". Read more

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