The "Latvian Literature" platform was established in order to promote recognition of Latvian literature and its distribution abroad, to ensure international cooperation among publishers, literary agents, writers, translators, and organizations working in the fields of literature and publishing. We are here to provide you with a diverse array of information on Latvian authors, books, our publishing industry, and innovations within the industry.
The "Latvian Literature" platform was created through a partnership of the three largest literary institutions in Latvia: the International Writers and Translators house, the Latvian Writers Union, and the Latvian Publishers Association.
Twice a year the platform Latvian Literature organizes foreign publishers, cultural journalists and literary festivals visits to Riga. The aim of these visits is to introduce participants with the Latvian literature, the Latvian book industry and to establish long-term relationships and partnerships.
During the visit, participants are introduced to various topics such as contemporary and children's literature, the Latvian publishing and printing industry, the work of the Latvian Literature platform and available grant support programs for foreign publishers and translators, meet Latvian authors and publishers, as well visit the Latvian National Library, unique book shops and take part in guided tour around Riga city.
The list of grants for publisher and translators since 2016 is available here https://latvianliterature.lv/en/grants
In 2020 42 publisher received grants (97508 USD)
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The International Writers and Translators House
The Latvian Writers Union
The Latvian Publishers Association