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12015 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). 

2Annual 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

3Annual Latvian Literature Award Winners AnnouncedAnnual Latvian Literature Award Winners Announced21.04.2017

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. Read more

4BRITISH 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

5Competition Results for Publishing Latvian Original Literary Works AbroadCompetition Results for Publishing Latvian Original Literary Works Abroad10.03.2017

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. Read more

6Inese Zandere's Books about the Adventures of Shammies Now Available for Children in Estonian and ArabicInese Zandere's Books about the Adventures of Shammies Now Available for Children in Estonian and Arabic25.04.2017

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. Read more

7JĀNIS BALTVILKS PRIZE<br>IN CHILDREN'S LITERATUREJĀNIS BALTVILKS PRIZE
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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

8Last Year's Most Beautiful Books Receive AwardsLast Year's Most Beautiful Books Receive Awards28.03.2017

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. Read more

9LATVIA ATTENDS THE LEIPZIG BOOK FAIRLATVIA ATTENDS THE LEIPZIG BOOK FAIR(not set)

23 – 26 March, Latvia will be participating at the international Leipzig Book Fair (Leipziger Buchmesse) with the national publishing and literature exhibition. Readings in German of the fairytale cookbook, created jointly by writer Uldis Daugaviņš and artist Māra Viška, will take place during the book fair. Read more

10LATVIA PARTICIPATES IN THE BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIRLATVIA PARTICIPATES IN THE BOLOGNA CHILDREN'S BOOK FAIR(not set)

3 – 6 April, Latvia will be participating in the international Bologna Children's Book Fair (Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi) with the national literature and publishing exhibition presenting books by Latvian authors for children and young adults, as well as works by students of the Art Academy of Latvia. Read more

11LATVIA 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

12LATVIA TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE LONDON BOOK FAIR AS A NATION OF INTROVERTSLATVIA TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE LONDON BOOK FAIR AS A NATION OF INTROVERTS(not set)

14–16 March 2017, Latvia will be attending the London Book Fair with its national exhibition stand and various topical events. This year's international London Book Fair is especially significant for Latvia since on the final day of the fair, 16th March, Poland will be handing the title of Market Focus over to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in a ceremony attended by ambassadors of all three Baltic states. Read more

13Latvian Poetry Published Abroad, Other Works Available in Latvian BookstoresLatvian Poetry Published Abroad, Other Works Available in Latvian Bookstores25.04.2017


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. Read more

14Latvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna PrizeLatvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna Prize26.03.2018

Latvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the year for Europe! Read more

15LITERATURE 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

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