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1The International Drama Contest "Talking about Borders"The International Drama Contest "Talking about Borders"15.04.2018

The International Drama Contest and Festival TALKING ABOUT BORDERS is an annual event established

in 2005 for countries in Central and Eastern Europe.

For 2017/2018 Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be the partner countries for both, the contest and

the festival. TALKING ABOUT BORDERS is one of the most renowned and established drama contests

in Eastern Europe. Authors in the partnering countries are invited to send in their plays, out of

which a jury of cultural professionals and experts will nominate a winner who will be given a prize of

3.500 €, a professional translation into German language, as well as a granted debut performance at

the Theater Regensburg in the season 2018/2019. Read more

2Latvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna PrizeLatvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna Prize26.03.2018

Latvian publishing house Liels un Mazs has been shortlisted for the Bologna Prize for the Best Children’s Publishers of the year for Europe! Read more

3Nora Ikstena: Soviet Milk. Book openingNora Ikstena: Soviet Milk. Book opening07.03.2018

Novel "Soviet Milk", written by Latvian author Nora Ikstena, has been translated to English and published by "Peirene Press". To celebrate this event, we invite everyone to a book presentation and meeting with the author on March 7 at 7pm at Robert's Books, where the book shall be in stock afterwards. Read more

4New grant competition for publishersNew grant competition for publishers05.02.2018


The Latvian Writers' Union is announcing an OPEN CALL for applications for foreign publishers offering an opportunity to receive a grant for publishing and promoting Latvian literature abroad both in English and non-English speaking countries. The deadline for applications is February 5th, 2018 (23:59 East European time). Read more

5THE HORSE<br>Catalogue of Latvian Writers and Illustrators of Children's LiteratureTHE HORSE
Catalogue of Latvian Writers and Illustrators of Children's Literature
29.11.2017

The "Latvian Literature" platform has issued a large format book of fiction for children titled "The Horse" ("Zirgs"). The catalogue comprises works by 20 Latvian writers and book artists of different generations and is intended as a visual material to present contemporary Latvian illustrators and authors of children's literature to book industry professionals worldwide. A limited number of copies will be available in stores. Read more

6Osvalds Zebris Receives EU Prize for LiteratureOsvalds Zebris Receives EU Prize for Literature23.05.2017

Latvian Writers' Union is happy to announce that the Consortium consisting of three organizations – the European Writers' Council, the European and International Booksellers Federation and the Federation of European Publishers – has selected the winners of this year's European Union Prize for Literature. Latvian writer Osvalds Zebris is among the 12 recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2017. Read more

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