Inguna Ula Cepīte (1960) grew up in the family of noted Latvian choir conductors Ausma Derkēvica and Imants Cepītis. Since 1991 she has been the director of the publishing house Pētergailis, which she has developed into one of the leading publishers of textbooks and original Latvian literature in Latvia. Ulsiks is her first booklength work of prose for adults.
Ulsiks [Ulsie]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2017.
Cekulaina zīle dzied. Stāsti par Rīgas vēsturi [A Crested Bird Sings. Stories of Riga's History]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2015.
No Rīgas līdz Rīgai. Tobiass un Tama lielajā Eiropas bibliotēku ceļojumā [From Riga to Riga. Tobias and Tama on their Big Trip Around Europe's Libraries] Riga: Pētergailis, 2014.
Books to fall for
This apparently simple yet subtly painful tale of childhood memories shows life in Soviet-occupied Latvia during the 1960s and 1970s. At times the bitter secrets of the Soviet dictatorship invade the childhood of this small, inquisitive, mischievous girl named Ulsiks. Through an environment of culture – her father’s vast cultural knowledge; the immense combined Song Festival choir conducted by Ulsiks’ mother’s knowledgeable hand; and the many individuals from the art world (though anonymous figures in this child’s world, known to her only by their nicknames) – the characters who surround Ulsiks work to keep the cultural DNA of the nation safe, and keep little Ulsiks and her childhood safe, too.
Contacts: Inguna Ula Cepīte, firstname.lastname@example.org
All languages available except Finnish
About Ulsie // Rīgas Laiks, 2017 [LV]
Conversation with Inguna Cepīte // Online magazine Satori, 2015 [LV]
Sandra Ratniece, Annele, Bille, Laura un ... Ulsiks, review of Ulsie // LA.lv, 2017 [LV]
Agija Ābiķe-Kondrāte, Vai Rīga jau gatava?, review of A Crested Bird Sings. Stories of Riga's History // Online magazine Satori, 2016 [LV]
Ulsiks, Neuvosto-Latvian lapsi
Ulsiks, Neuvosto-Latvian lapsi (Ulsiks)
Title: Ulsiks, Neuvosto-Latvian lapsi
The author, the translator, the publisher
This apparently simple yet subtly painful tale of childhood memories shows life in Soviet-occupied Latvia during the 1960s and 1970s. At times the bitter secrets of the Soviet dictatorship invade the childhood of this small, inquisitive, mischievous girl.
Иностранная литература 3 (2019)
Иностранная литература 3 (2019) (Ārzemju literatūra)
Title: Иностранная литература 3 (2019)
Title*: Ārzemju literatūra
Иностранная литература, Russia
Literary magazine on foreign literature