Four Latvian writers will have special prominence: Nora Ikstena, Luīze Pastore, Inga Ābele and Kārlis Vērdiņš, with Ikstena getting special attention as an "author of the day" along with Estonia's Mihkel Mutt and Lithuania's Kristina Sabaliauskaitė.
The British Council announce today the Baltic Countries Market Focus Cultural Programme for the @LondonBookFair 2018, taking place 10–12 April. From Latvia the delegation will be completed by Nora Ikstena, Luīze Pastore, Inga Ābele and Kārlis Vērdiņš!👏 https://t.co/Xog2mNXt3q pic.twitter.com/EK2EiSevH4
— Latvian Literature (@LV_Literature) January 18, 2018
You can read more details of the Baltic presence during the three-day trade fair HERE. The Cultural Program will include events at the British Library and the National Poetry Library where readers will be able to meet writers and take part in discussions.
LBF 2018, the 47th Fair, will take place from 10-12 April 2018, Olympia London.
Meanwhile foreign publishers are being reminded they still have a few days to get in applications for grants to publish Latvian authors in translation.
Until February 5th, 2018 (23:59 East European time to be precise) it is possible for publishers to apply for grants.
The Latvian Writers’ Union has announced an open call for applications for foreign publishers offering an opportunity to receive a grant for publishing and promoting Latvian literature abroad both in English and non-English speaking countries.
Only online submissions are accepted and applications can be made here.
The submitted projects will be evaluated by a jury of experts. The projects receiving financial support will be announced in February 2018.