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Anna AUZINA is the 1993 recipient of the Zinaida Lazda Award (granted by the US-based Association of Latvians Abroad), and the Klavs Elsbergs Award in 1994, which resulted in the publication of her book, Akskirtie darzi (Uguns Publishing House, Riga) in 1995. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications in her country, including the magazines Draugs, Jauna Gaita, and the newspapers Latvijas Jaunatne, Diena, and Nakts. She has been a member of the Riga Young Writers Association since 1992. Anna Auzina and Gundega Repse are the IWP's first representatives from Latvia. Her participation in the program is through the support of ArtsLink/Citizen Exchange Council.

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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