London Book Fair 2018

In 2018, as the Baltic states will be celebrating their centenaries, Lithuania and Estonia will be joining Latvia at the London Book Fair as Market Focus countries.

Writer Nora Ikstena announced to be author of the day at the London Book Fair

Several authors from the Baltic states where chosen to be Authors of the Day for the London Book Fair – among them the renowned Latvian writer Nora Ikstena.

Translations of Latvian fiction to be published in the UK

19th–22nd September, Riga is welcoming British publishers. During the visit, eight representatives of British publishing companies will be learning more about the Latvian literature and publishing industry, meeting local publishers to discuss opportunities for publishing works of Latvian authors in the UK, and visiting the Jelgava printing house.

Latvian and British poets translate each other's works

11th – 17th September, Riga is hosting now the third international poetry translation workshop where nine poets will come together from Latvia and Great Britain to translate each other's poems.

The publishing house Janis Roze Publishers has released a book „Latvian Fairy Tales”

The publishing house Janis Roze Publishers has released a book „Latvian Fairy Tales” dedicated to Latvia's Centenery. This book is a collection of typical, popular and widely known Latvian fairy tales.

Latvian poets to perform at the Hay Festival, UK

30 May – 2 June, poets Inga Gaile and Valts Ernštreits will be performing in Birmingham and Liverpool, and at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in Wales, UK.