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London Book Fair Voices: Becca Parkinson on The Book Of Rīga

The Baltic states are center stage at the London Book Fair taking place in the English capital April 10-12. As well as the trade fair itself, a wide program of linked events at various locations are promoting Latvian culture and business. LSM editor Mike Collier will bring you a series of audio reports from participants and visitors.

Becca Parkinson on The Book Of RigaMike Collier/LSM

Friday April 1 will see the launch of a new anthology of Latvian short stories translated into English and published by British publishing house Comma Press. With stories by such stalwarts of the Latvian literary scene as Pauls Bankovskis, Sven Kuzmins and Dace Rukšane it should prove a popular addition to the suitcases of many future visitors to Rīga. Co-editor Becca Parkinson told LSM more about a project which started at last year's London Book Fair. 

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