Latvian poet, translator Amanda Aizpuriete dies

Latvian poet and translator Amanda Aizpuriete (1956-2023), has died, her son Aksels Hiršs confirmed on social media Sunday.

Amanda Aizpuriete was a poet, writer, and translator. She has published ten poetry volumes and a novel. Aizpuriete entered the literary world in the mid-70s, taking an active stand against the double morality of Soviet society and writing honestly about the unpleasant sides of life .

She translated around 40 novels from English, German, and Russian, and poetry from German, Russian, Ukrainian and English, for which she has received numerous awards.

Our condolences to Amanda's family, friends, and acquaintances.

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