Andra Manfelde (born in1973, Kuldīga) is a Latvian writer and poet. In 1993, she moved to Krimulda and joined a Christian creative rehabilitation comune, in 2002, she graduated from the Riga School of Design and Art as a sculptor. In 2002, Manfelde had her first publications in several papers, including a selection of poems in the "Luna" literary magazine for which she received the Annual Literature Award. In 2005 her debut collection of poems Tranšejas dievi rok/ Gods Dig the Trenches, was published and received the Ojārs Vācietis Prize. 2005 also saw the publishing of her first novel Adata/Needle, an autobiographical work about a young woman's struggles with drug addiction. The novel was very popular, and in 2007 Manfelde adapted it for a musical with the same title by the renowned Latvian composer Zigmārs Liepiņš. Her second collection of poems Betona svētnīcas/Concrete Sanctuaries was also well received and nominated for the Poetry Days Award. In 2017, her novel Virsnieku sievas/The Officers' Wives was published in the "We. Latvia. The 20th Century" historical series and received several awards and nominations. Currently, Manfelde recently had finished the work on a book for children Kurš no mums lidos?/Which One of us is Going to Fly?.
Kurš no mums lidos? [Which One of us is Going to Fly?]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2017.
Virsnieku sievas [Wives of Officers]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2017.
Transcendentālā oratorija [Transcendental Oratorium]. Composer Zigmars Liepiņš, Latvian National Opera, 2014.
Ziemeļu tirgus [The Northern Fair]. Riga: Literatūras kombains, 2013.
Dzimtenīte [Sweet Motherland]. Riga: Literatūras kombains, 2012.
Ceļojums uz mēnesi: Visbija — Ventspils — Visbija [A Trip to the Moon]. Riga: Literatūras kombains, 2011.
Zemnīcas bērni [The Children of the Bunkers]. Rīga: self-published, 2010.
Sirds pasaka [The Heart's Tale]. Riga: self-published, 2009.
Betona svētnīcas [Concrete Sanctuaries]. Riga: Neputns, 2008.
Tranšejas dievi rok [Gods Dig the Trenches]. Riga: AGB, 2005.
Adata [The Needle]. Rīga: AGB, 2005.
About Concrete Sanctuaries // Neputns publishing website [EN, LV]
Bārbala Simsone, Sievietes uz tilta, review of Wives of Officers // Diena.lv [LV]
Sarmīte Kolāte, Okupantu sievas un mīļākās, review of Wives of Officers // Internet magazine Satori.lv [LV]
Baiba Kušķe, review of The Northern Fair // LSM.LV [LV]
Katrīna Rudzīte, Kā izdzīvot dzimtenītē?, review of Sweet Motherland // Internet magazine Satori.lv [LV]
2008, Anna Dagda Prize for Concrete Temples
2005, Ojārs Vācietis Prize for debut collection Gods dig trenches
2002, Annual Latvian Literature Award for the publication in "Luna" magazine