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Latvian Literature Annual Awards presented

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Latvian Literature Annual Awards ceremony was held in Riga on Thursday with the lifetime achievement award going to novelist Alberts Bels, reports LETA.

The award for best poetry collection went to Ingmara Balode's "Alba", published by publishing house Mansards, whereas Kristine Ulberga's "Zala varna" (Green Crow), published by Dienas gramata, won the best prose work award.


Best translation award went to Guntars Grodins' translation of Finnish poet Heli Laaksonen's works, whereas Inese Zandere's book "Lize analize", published by Liels un mazs, was awarded as best children's book.


Daina Sirma's book "Kailsals" (Ice Storm), published by "Petergailis", was awarded as the debut of 2012.


Latvian Literature Center's special award for contribution to translation of Latvian literature went to Mathias Knoll for translation of Maris Putnins' "Mezonigie piragi" ("Die wilden Piroggenpiraten" in German), which has gained considerable popularity in Germany.

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