Atis Klimovičs is a Latvian writer, reporter and journalist, special correspondent for Diena newspaper, interviewer. Klimovičs is known for his extensive work and insight in international conflict, world politics and hot-spot reporting – since the 1990's, he has travelled to war zones in Georgia for over 20 times. In 2015, he translated the seminal political work of Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky, The Corporation: Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin. His book Personiskā Latvija. Divdesmitā gadsimta stāsti/The Personal Latvia. Stories from the 20th Century is a unique look at the 20th century in Latvia, a history told through the stories of eye-witnesses. In this work, Klimovičs asserts that history is the lived reality and human experience. The book consists of 38 interviews-stories, and received the Annual Latvian Literature Award's Special Prize in 2011.
Photo: Dienas mediji
Personiskā Latvija. Divdesmitā gadsimta stāsti [The Personal Latvia. Stories from the 20th Century]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2011.
Atis Klimovičs, news articles for Diena // Diena News [LV]
Egīls Zirnis, interview with Atis Klimovičs // Diena News [LV]
Atis Klimovičs, Ar lepnumu par mūsu karavīriem/ Proudly about our soldiers // Delfi News [LV]
Atis Klimovičs, To write a serious book about Russia // Diena News [LV]Reviews
2012, the Annual Latvian Literature Award, the Special Prize for The Personal Latvia. Stories from the 20th Century
2011, Eduards Veidenbaums Award for The Personal Latvia