Latvian Literature wins the annual Ministry of Culture Awards for Excellence in Culture 2020

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December 23

Latvian Literature wins the annual Ministry of Culture Awards for Excellence in Culture 2020

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Platform "Latvian Literature" which promotes works by Latvian authors overseas is among three winners of the 2020.  "Latvian Literature" (established under the auspices of SIA "Starptautiskās Rakstnieku un tulkotāju māja") has made a significant contribution to the recognition of Latvian literature abroad, via participation at book fairs and providing resources to help with translations of Latvian literary works in other countries. 

The aim of the national "Excellence Award in Culture" is to recognize the international success of Latvian artists and agents of culture, thus thanking them for their significant contribution to the promotion of cultural values of Latvia and for bringing the prestige of Latvian culture to the worldwide. The national "Excellence Award in Culture" was first introduced in 2014 and since then it has been presented to various well known Latvian artists and cultural institutions.

The other two recipients of this year's honors are Gundega Laiviņa, long-term director of the Latvian New Theater Institute, and Marina Rebeka, opera singer.

The award ceremony is available HERE.

Photo by Oskars Upenieks