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.
Poet and translator Uldis Bērziņš (1944-2021) has passed away, as confirmed by the poet's family March 24.
In 2020, the number of printed publications issued in Latvia has fallen sharply, according to official statistics compiled by the Latvian National Library (LNB) March 8.
On Thursday February 11 at 19.00 the National Library of Latvia (LNB) will be unveiling a new collection of essays with a very topical theme: “Reading Pandemic. Essays on the history of reading ”.
The Latvian Literature platform which promotes works by Latvian authors overseas is among the winners of the annual Ministry of Culture Awards for Excellence, the ministry has announced.
A scholarly and creative conference “Experience and Views: 100th Birthday of Poet Velta Sniķere” will take place online on Friday, December 18, 2020, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, organizers have announced.
London publishing house Francis Boutle Publishers has issued a bilingual poetry volume "Pādejais modeļs / The Last Model" in English and Latgalian, Latvian Radio reported November 6.
This year, interest in translating and publishing Latvian literature abroad has been twice as big as last year, platform Latvian Literature representatives said October 26.
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.