Gundars Ignats (born in 1981, Valmiera) is a Latvian prose writer. He started publishing his works in 2004 in Rīgas Laiks and since then has been publishing his stories in various magazines. His first book, a collection of short stories Bez Jakas/Without a Jacket (2009), was well reviewed by critics and he is a frequent participant in the Prose Readings where his prose has been awarded prizes and recognized by the readers. Translations of his short stories have been included in short prose anthologies in France, Sweden and Lithuania. His first novel Pārbaudes laiks/ Trial Period (2013) was shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award.
Pārbaudes laiks [Trial Period]. Rīga: Dienas Grāmata, 2013.
Bez jakas [Without a Jacket]. Rīga: Dienas Grāmata, 2009.
Story by Gundars Ignats // Online magazine Punctum.lv, 2015 [LV]
Audio conversation with Gundars Ignats // Latvijas Sabiedriskie Mediji, 2014 [LV]
AboutTrial Period // Online magazine Satori.lv, 2009 [LV]
Ieva Kolmane, Sašļucis Šveiks, review of Trial Period // Diena.lv, 2014 [LV]
Jūlija Dibovska, Iespeļu* gadsimtu tēlojot, review of Trial Period // UbiSunt, University of Latvia, 2013 [LV]
Guntis Berelis, Bez jakas, review of Without a Jacket // Guntis Berelis' literary blog, 2009 [LV]
Rimands Ceplis, Gandrīz fotogrāfijas, review of Without a Jacket // Dienas Grāmata, 2009 [LV]
Ilva Skulte, Zeķes, review of Without a Jacket // Dienas Grāmata, 2009 [LV]
2013, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Trial Period