• Latvia

Latvia’s best-known contemporary author has published over 20 books – novels, short stories, essays and biographies – that explore complex themes round women’s lives, identity, history and social change. Highly decorated for her contributions to Latvian literature, Nora helped set up the Latvian Literature Centre and is a major force in literature and publishing in the Baltics. Her ground-breaking novel Soviet Milk, translated by Margita Gailitis, Peirene, 2018, now also a film, has earned Nora an international following.

FEATURED BOOK: A Day in Her Life. Short story, tr. Mara Rozitis, part of the Baltic Belles anthology, Dedalus, 2022.

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