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.
London Book Fair Voices: Nora Ikstena
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: Guntis Rubins
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: Edward Lucas
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: Una Rozenbauma
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: Andra Jakoviča
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.
Children's publisher shortlisted for Bologna prize
Independent Latvian publisher Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious Bologna book fair as best children's publisher of the year for Europe, the Latvian Literature organization has announced.
34 Latvian books to appear in English ahead of London Book Fair
To introduce British readers to Latvian literature, the English translations of 34 books by Latvian authors will be published in the UK ahead of this the London Book Fair, which this year will take place from April 10 to 12, Inga Bodnarjuka-Mrazauskas, the head of Latvian Literature platform, said at a news conference on February 21.
Poets of Latvia: Jeļena Glazova
Jeļena Glazova, the final poet to be featured in our mini poetry festival, is a very modern Russian-language writer and musician. Her cutting-edge poems clearly show a theoretical and exploratory interest in the modern world. She's a master jeweler putting together disparate points of view. The resulting poems are like compound eyes, which help us grasp the madness and folly of our times. 
Poets of Latvia: Vasilijs Karasjovs
Vasilijs Karasjovs is a Russian-language poet of the youngest generation. Of the very youngest generation - he's only sixteen, but it seems, both from talking to him and from his poems, that he's read a library and a half. He's also seen some recognition, having been nominated for the Arkadii Dragomoshchenko prize awarded to the best Russian poets under 27. 
Poets of Latvia: Marija Luīze Meļķe
The young poet and artist Marija Luīze Meļķa thinks it's important to reach her readers and listeners directly. She often reads to the public, and does it eloquently. When you hear her voice, it becomes clear why the place is packed with eager listeners. Her poems are not only amusing and intuitive--their intimacy is disarming. Listening to her perform, you want her self-assurance to overcome you and fill you. You want to become a little more like her.