Egīls Venters, born in 1964, is a Latvian prose writer and journalist. He graduated in Latvian language and literature from the University of Latvia (1987) and initially worked as cultural journalist. His work was first published in 1990, his début collection was a book of short stories titled Melnā sērija [Black Series] in 1992, followed by a collection of novellas Melanholijas skaidrojošā vārdnīca [The Melancholy Dictionary], 2000. Currently Venters writes mainly novels, poetically depicting urban environment and people, and his sixth novel Mainīgā intervence [The Intervening Variable] (2012), was nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award in 2013, and received the Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovations in literature. He is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union.
Štābs debesīs [Headquarters in the Sky]. Riga: Ezis.lv, 2020.
Poseidona Galva [Poseidon's Head], Zvaigzne ABC, 2017.
Atlantīda, kāda tā ir [True Atlantis]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2015.
Mainīgā intervence [The Intervening Variable]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2012.
Zemeslēkts [The Earth-rise]. Riga: Mansards, 2010.
Radio Luxembourg. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2007.
Āgenskalns. Riga: Atēna, 2004.
Melnā Sērija [Black Series]. Riga: Garā Pupa, 1992.
About Poseidon's Head // Zvaigzne ABC, 2017 [LV]
About True Atlantis // Zvaigzne ABC, 2015 [LV]
About The Intervening Variable // Dienas Grāmata, 2012 [LV]
About The Earth-rise // Mansards, 2010 [EN]
Egīls Venters // Egīls Venters, homepage [LV;EN]
Egīls Venters profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV; EN]
Liāna Langa, Štābs debesīs ikvienam iedzīvotājam, review of Headquarters in the Sky // LA.lv, 2020 [LV]
Rimants Ceplis, Spēja neaizmirst par sevi, review of Radio Luxembourg // Dienas Grāmata, 2007 [LV]
2013, the Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovations in literature for Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable
2013, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Prize for The Intervening Variable