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Latvian Literature Centre is a public organisation established to ensure international recognition of and access to Latvian fiction, poetry, plays and children’s literature.

The Latvian Literature Centre:

  • co-ordinates information dissemination on the local and international level;
  • acts as a mediator between Latvian authors, publishers and translators on the one side and publishers and other interested actors abroad;
  • supports the translation of Latvian literature in foreign languages and its publication abroad;
  • initiates and organises projects linked to writing and translation, supports the participation of Latvia in international events;
  • takes part in book fairs;
  • develops and expands the data base of Latvian authors, translators and Latvian literature in translation;
  • publishes informative materials.


  • Information
  • Promotion of translation of Latvian literature
  • International cooperation
  • Education
  • Publishing
The target audience of the LLC are writers, poets, publicists, translators, literary critics, publishers, copyright agents both in Latvia and abroad, as well as readers all over the world.
Andris Akmentiņš, Pauls Bankovskis, Pēteris Bankovskis, Pēteris Draguns, Nora Ikstena, Liāna Langa, Ieva Lešinska, Karstens Lomholts, Sergejs Timofejevs, Kārlis Vērdiņš
At the moment there are 4 people working for the LLC on regular basis. For certain large scale or specific projects the necessary professionals are employed for a definite period of time.
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