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Agnese Krivade was born in 1981 a received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Vidzeme University. She has worked as a journalist, in the public relations field, and in the advertising industry. She is currently employed as a freelance journalist and translator, and writes literary criticism and articles on culture for the newspaper Diena. Her poems and stories have been published in the literary journal Karogs and the newspapers Diena and Kultūras Forums, and her fiction has been included in several Latvian short-story collections. Krivade’s first volume of poetry, Bērnība (“Childhood”), was published in 2007. She has participated in a young writers seminar in Bremen, Germany, and in an event during the 2007 Gothenburg Book Fair that featured readings by several young Baltic poets. She has also read from her works at the two most important literary events in Latvia: the Poetry Days and the Prose Readings. Krivade has received stipends for residency programs at the International Writers and Translators House in Ventspils (July 2006), and the Künstlerhaus Lukas, in Ahrenshoop, Germany (January 2008).