Hi, folks! So as a few of you know, I was recently lucky enough to be invited along to Riga in Latvia on a press trip to get to know more about the Latvian literature scene and to meet the authors, illustrators, poets, animators, translators, literary agents and more who are making it all happen.
Today is the culmination of that trip, the first day of Latvian Literature Week. Every day this week, I’ll be posting videos on my YouTube channel and reviews and articles on SocialBookshelves.com to give you the lowdown on what’s happening in the Baltics and why Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia were selected to be this year’s market focus at London Book Fair. By the way, you can snag tickets for that over here if you want to go along and say hello. I’ll be going too, so be sure to let me know when you’re going to be there.
I’m not going to say too much here because I think the videos and blog posts speak for themselves and it took me the best part of a week to create them all. What I will say is that over on YouTube you can expect my vlog of the trip, a haul, a Latvian book tag, five bookish facts about Latvia, a couple of reviews and more. Meanwhile, on my b0ok blog, I’ll be writing about what happened on each of the different days and reviewing three of the books that I picked up.
So if you’d like to stay up-to-date with what’s happening, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to follow SocialBookshelves.com on Facebook and Twitter for further updates. You can also find out more about Latvian Literature by clicking here to visit their website or by following them on Facebook and Instagram. And of course, if you’d like to support Latvian authors and get to know more about the scene, you can always go ahead and buy a book. I recommend Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena. Marvellous.