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Latvia at the European Literature Night - May 5, 2018

This year Latvia’s entry will be “The Shadow of Rooster Hill”, by writer and journalist Osvalds Zebris who received the European Union Prize for Literature for this new work in 2017.

Translated into English by Jayde Thomas Will, a reading from the book will take place at 7-8 pm

 “The European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) is an award which recognizes outstanding new and emerging literary talents across Europe, and highlights the wealth of contemporary European literature, while drawing attention to the continent’s unique cultural and linguistic heritage”, states the announcement.

When: Saturday May 12, 2018, 5-10 pm
Where: Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center,  321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

Entry: free

For more information on the ELN, click here.

About the author: Osvalds Zebris, born in 1975, is a Latvian writer and journalist, holding a master’s degree in economics. Zebris has worked in public relations and communications for Hill+Knowlton and McCann, and as an editor for various newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of three novels. Zebris’ first book, a collection of short stories entitled Brīvība tīklos brought him instant popularity among readers and won him a Latvian Literature Award in 2010 for the best debut.