Talsi regional television met American Latvian Ieva Sentivani-Auziņa October 12. Her dream is to transform 2,000 Latvian folk songs - Dainas - into English during her lifetime.
Within the annual international festival "Poetry Days", the Rainis and Aspazija museum is hosting two interrelated events to offer the opportunity to speak and joke about the legendary writer Rainis and his play "Uguns un nakts" (Fire and Night, 1905), the Association of Memorial Museums said August 24.
To help Latvian literature to reach readers from different countries, promote the performance of Latvian authors and educate young translators, the platform “Latvian Literature” organized a workshop for translators for the fourth time. This time, students and translators from Finland arrived in Riga, Latvian Television said August 19.
A biography on Latgalian folk writer, translator and song collector Andryvs Jūrdžs, who would be celebrating his 175th birthday this year, has come out, said website lakuga.lv August 17.
The 56th International Lithuanian Literature Festival “Poetry Spring” this year, among other events, included a trilateral meeting of Writer's Unions of the three Baltic States, regarding translation of the work of the winners of the Baltic Assembly Prize in all Baltic languages.
Sigulda Municipality Culture Center has opened an outdoor reading spot, as well as a book exchange spot, Latvian Radio said August 2.
From September 4 to 13, the annual international poetry festival "Poetry Days" will take place in Rīga and elsewhere.
Last week the Culture Ministers of the three Baltic States met in Vilnius and decided on the translation and publication of the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature award-winning works in all three Baltic languages, Latvian Radio reported July 29.
Representatives of platform "Latvian Literature" said July 20 that this year's last competition for aid grants for translation and publication of Latvian literature abroad has concluded.
Writer and publicist Pauls Bankovskis (1973-2020) has passed away, the family told LSM on July 12.
A brand new translation of James Joyce's legendary work "Ulysses" is being undertaken by acclaimed translator Ieva Lešinska-Geibere, said representatives of the Irish Embassy in Latvia on June 17.
Rīga is in Dublin mode June 16 with the first ever "Bloomsday" event being held in the Latvian capital.
Artist Anete Melece's book "Kiosks" ("The Kiosk") has won more acclaim, being ranked on a list of top 100 new picture books in the world.
Fans of German and Latvian literature may be interested in a new cross-cultural project from the Goethe Institut in Rīga.
Latvia is building on its literary reputation September 9-15 as it plays host to the fourth international poetry translation workshop organized by the Latvian Literature platform.
Next year Latvia will invest 10 times less in promoting and supporting literature than neighboring Estonia, according to information published by the 'Latvian Literature' (LL) platform August 7.
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.
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.
A first trailer has been published for the eagerly-anticipated release of a screen adaptation of Janis Joņevs' popular novel Jelgava 94.
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.
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.
The state-backed Latvian Literature (LL) platform, which has had a busy couple of years promoting the country's literary output, outlined some of its future plans April 29.
Latvia's literary set handed out their annual awards March 25, with winners announced in five different categories.
On 10 April 2019 in Tallinn, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser presented the annual Latvian-Estonian Languages Award.
The Latvian literary set announced the nominees for their annual awards March 25, with the winners set to be announced in a month's time on April 25.
The novella "Soviet Milk" by Latvian writer Nora Ikstena has made the final three shortlist for the valuable EBRD literature prize.
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.
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.
Having conquered the London Book Fair earlier this year, the Latvian Literature team heads this week to Europe's largest book fair in Frankfurt.
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.