On Friday, September 2, the international poetry festival “Poetry Days 2022” begins, which will continue until September 11 with a variety of events – poetry readings, performances, masterclasses – at various venues in Rīga. Events will take place throughout Latvia all September.
Latvia has lost one of its most distinctive and powerful literary voices with news of the death of poet Knuts Skujenieks, LTV's news department has confirmed.
June 16 sees the return of 'Bloomsday' to Latvia, a day of literary celebration with an Irish flavor that centers of James Joyce's modernist masterpiece 'Ulysses'.
On June 3, at the Ukrainian community center Common Ground in Andrejsala, a new bilingual Latvian-Ukranian primer textbook will be presented, said publisher Droši un Koši.
The Latvian National Library (LNB) has expressed its position on the future of the controversial Soviet monument in Uzvaras Park by photoshopping it out of publicity materials where it shows in the background, Latvian Radio reported May 17.
On May 1, the winners of the Latvian Literature Annual Awards 2022 (LALIGABA) in five main categories were announced and awarded on Latvian Television and LSM.lv. You can watch the awards ceremony above.
The Latvian writer, screenwriter and essayist Zigmunds Skujiņš passed away March 29, his daughter Inga Skujiņa has confirmed to LSM.lv.
The Latvian children's literature publishing house 'Liels un mazs' was awarded the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the Year, (BOP) the Bologna Children's Book Fair announced on March 21.
Latvia's linguistic regulator, the State Language Center (VVC) has confirmed a list of official spellings of Ukrainian place names that are more in line with Ukrainian usage than Russian usage.
The Latvian publishing house "Liels un mazs" (Big and little) has been shortlisted for the 'Best Children's Publishers of the Year' prize at the 2022 Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Latvian Literature platform announced March 1.
A long list of people who use the Latvian language for a living have written an open letter to the State Language Center (Valsts valodas centrs, VVC) requesting that the official policy of using Latvian transliterations of Russian versions of Ukrainian place names be reversed.
A livestreamed event Thursday promises an insight into women's experiences in the world of publishing, from both Latvian and Irish perspectives.
Latvia celebrated its centenary in 2018, but only now, three years later, is the official program of events and initiatives marking the occasion coming to a close.
From next year, changes in legislation will come into force, which will reduce the value-added tax on printed and electronic press and books to 5% instead of the previous 12%. On December 13, Latvian Television asked how this reduction would impact the market.
Norwegian Snorre Karkkonen Svensson speaks perfect Latvian. He studied Baltic philology at the University of Latvia and taught Norwegian at the Latvian Academy of Culture for many years.
Latvia's official language agency delivered another of its entertaining verdicts on what constitutes correct usage (and what doesn't) Friday, finding the terms 'woke', 'wokeism' and related words incompatible with proper literary language.
The annual literature festival "Prose Readings" 2021 begins on December 2.
In early December the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia in collaboration with the National Library of Latvia will be holding a virtual conference titled “Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature”.
On Monday, November 15, the Saeima decided to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) rate from the current 12% to 5% from January 1, 2022, on books and printed press.
Writer Andris Kolbergs has passed away at Pauls Stradiņš University Clinical Hospital today, the LETA newswire reported November 6.
A new postage stamp and envelope will be issued in honor of the 150th anniversary of the poet Jānis Poruks, Latvijas Pasts (Latvian Post) has announced.
The Baltic Assembly Prize in Literature has been awarded to Estonian writer Vahur Afanasjev for his novel “Serafima and Bogdan” (“Serafima ja Bogdan”).
On 4 September 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, as part of his working visit to Estonia, had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Eva-Maria Liimets. The Ministers presented the annual Languages Award bestowed by the Foreign Ministries of Latvia and Estonia. This year, the Languages Award went to the Estonian linguist, Lembit Vaba.
University of Latvia (LU) has recently issued a monograph on Latvian grammar in English – “Latvian Grammar”, authored by linguists Andra Kalnača and Ilze Lokmane.
Budding translators are currently being offered a great opportunity to gain professional experience as part of an initiative from the Latvian Literature platform.
On April 15, the European Union Prize for Literature announced the prize shortlist, according to the official website.
The southern Latvian town of Bauska has installed the first library parcel machine in Latvia, Latvian Television reported April 4.
On March 30, the nominees for the Latvian Literature of the Year Award (LALIGABA) in five categories were revealed in an online Facebook session, with other special prizes also handed out.