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IEVA SAMAUSKA

IEVA SAMAUSKA

29.08.2018

Ieva Samauska (1969) is a Latvian author of over 20 well received poetry and prose books for children. Her works have earned her several literary prizes and nominations. In 2015, Samauska received the prestigious Pastariņš Prize, and her works have been increasingly gaining popularity both among readers and literary critics. Her heart-warming books often focus on how to create loving and understanding relationships in family and society....
LEELO TUNGAL

LEELO TUNGAL

29.08.2018

Leelo Tungal (1947) is one of the most popular and awarded writer both the children and adults in Estonia. She has written approximately 90 books and a great deal of song lyrics during the last five decades. Her books highly appriciated for the brilliant rhythm and rimes encourage the readers to see the bright side of the life. Last year she published two collections: The poetry book for children called “Halloo!” (Tammerraamat) port...
HELI LAAKSONEN

HELI LAAKSONEN

29.08.2018

Heli Laaksonen (1972) has, ever since her first collection, “Pulu uis” (‘Pigeon swimming’, Sammakko, 2000), been Finland’s most loved and best-selling poet. Her five collections written in the Southwest Finnish dialect have achieved sales figures that are astonishing in the Finnish context, over 200 000 collections and audio books. Laaksonen is a fantastic performer and many of her shows are sold out. She writes ab...
KĀRLIS VĒRDIŅŠ

KĀRLIS VĒRDIŅŠ

24.10.2014

KĀRLIS VĒRDIŅŠ (born 1979) is a Latvian poet, critic and translator. He has graduated in cultural theory from the Latvian Academy of Culture and he has PhD in Literature from the University of Latvia. Vērdiņš works at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia in Riga. He is also a member of the editorial team of the literary magazine Latvju teksti (Text of Latvia). His book reviews and essays regula...
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