Latvian Literature among winners of annual cultural excellence awards

The Latvian Literature platform which promotes works by Latvian authors overseas is among the winners of the annual Ministry of Culture Awards for Excellence, the ministry has announced.

Latvian Literature, Gundega Laiviņa, long-term director of the Latvian New Theater Institute, and Marina Rebeka, opera singer are the three recipients of this year's honors. 

The remote award ceremony will be available to view on the website of the Ministry of Culture on December 21 at 18:00.

The Ministry explained that the platform "Latvian Literature" (established under the auspices of SIA "Starptautiskās Rakstnieku un tulkotāju māja") has made a significant contribution to the recognition of Latvian literature abroad, via participation at book fairs and providing resources to help with translations of Latvian literary works in other countries. 

Gundega Laiviņa, long-term director of the Latvian New Theater Institute (LJTI), and director of the international new theater festival “Homo Novus”, has won the award for her work on numerous European level projects and various national and European cultural events.

Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka has become a well-known voice on the international concert circuit in recent years, with appearances at many of the world's leading opera houses and an impressive recording career.

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