Latvian literature on exhibit at Frankfurt fair

Latvian literature is getting exposure during the annual Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt Buchmesse) in Germany, according to the Latvian Literature Centre (Latvijas Literatūras centrs).

The Latvian stand is highlighting the latest in translations of Latvian books into German and other languages, as well as telling the story of the Latvian book industry. Besides the literature center, Latvia is being represented by the Latvian Publishers Association, the Latvian Bibliophile Guild, the state Latvian Language Agency and the publishing house Jumava.

Also available at the Latvian stand is information about winners of several book competitions and about opportunities for learning Latvian abroad.

The fair, which this year marks its 60th anniversary, runs Oct. 14-18.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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