Film production growing while publishing shrinks slightly
Despite the influence of last year's centenary celebrations, in 2018 fewer books and brochures were published in Latvia than in the preceding year, according to data published by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia on August 5.
Italy's Angela Nanetti awarded children's literature prize
Italian writer Angela Nanetti was awarded the Baltvilks International Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art, for the 1998 book My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree that was recently published in Latvia in a translation by Dace Meiere. 
Ancient Chinese text to be translated into Latvian
The oldest known Chinese text is the Book of Change (I Ching). The book is around 5,000 years old, and happens not only to be a unique relic of history, but also a popular source of wisdom in today's culture. It thus comes as no surprise that it has been translated and re-translated into countless languages.
Literature festival explores heritage of Soviet-era modernist poet
The third annual festival of the Punctum magazine starting May 20 investigates the heritage of Monta Kroma (1919–1994), an underexplored modernist poet who wrote about urban life and female desire in a manner defying the canons of socialist realism prevalent under the Soviet Union. 
Latvian Literature's toilet humor is ready for another try
One of the greatest compliments ever paid to Latvian literature occurred in the toilets of the London Book Fair 2018. I was on the Latvian stand when reports started to filter to us that Latvia's advertising campaign, as one of the featured countries of the book fair, was being censored – in the rest rooms.
Enjoy the aesthetic of being poetic
There is no need to wander lonely as a cloud in Rīga this weekend, as poetry-lovers will be able to flock together and hear a strong line-up of modern verse on offer from some of the brightest poetic talents in Latvia and the United Kingdom.
Latvian Literature... SAD!
Following on from the soaraway success of their "I am introvert" campaign about Latvian writers and their loathing of human interaction, our friends at Latvian Literature have a new strategy - namely, to make everyone weep bitter tears at the hopelessness of it all.
Watch: BBC interviews Latvian literati
Latvian literature greats Nora Ikstena and Kārlis Vērdiņš were recently interviewed by the BBC as the Baltics were center stage at the 2018 London Book Fair. Watch the interview above. 
London Book Fair Voices: Mihkel Mutt, Estonian writer extraordinaire
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.
London Book Fair Voices: Jade Will and Vilis Kasims
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.
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.
London Book Fair Voices: Dace Melbārde
As well as LSM, a team from the British Embassy in Riga is also stalking the halls at the London Book Fair. They have produced this interview with Latvia's Culture Minister, Dace Melbārde.
London Book Fair Voices: Toms Treibergs
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.
London Book Fair Voices: Irma Kalnina
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.
London Book Fair Voices: Juta Pīrāga
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. 
London Book Fair Voices: Girts Karlsons
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.