Jānis Vādons (né Jānis Veckrācis) was born in 1979. Vādons has studied translation, entrepreneurship and linguistics. He holds a doctoral degree in philology (2017). Since 2013, he is a professor at the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences. His works have been published since 2007. Vādons' first collection of poems Virve/ The Rope was published in 2011, and nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best debut. Among his greatest influences with regards to poetry are Latvian writers like Ojārs Vācietis, Pēters Brūveris, and Amanda Aizpuriete, as well as various Russian, American, Polish, Spanish, and Portuguese authors. Since 2015, he is one of the editors of the Domuzīme magazine.
Pagaidām iesāpas elpa [Breath Aches For Now]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2014.
Virve [The Rope]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2011.
Translations of Joseph Brodsky’s poems, in the Russian-Latvian bilingual volume Izlase
[Selected Poems], Riga: Neputns, 2009.
Guntis Berelis, interview with Jānis Vādons // Delfi News [LV]
Jānis Vādons, poetry // Satori.lv [LV]
Jānis Vādons, poetry //Jaunā Gaita No. 260. Spring 2010 [LV]
Lāsma Semerova, Sliekšņa situācijā/A threshold situation, review of Breath Aches For Now // UbiSunt, the University of Latvia [LV]
Arvis Viguls, review of Breath Aches For Now // Diena News [LV]
2011, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best debut.