Agnese Rutkēviča, born in 1988, also known by her pen name Anna Foma, is a Latvian poet, prose author, and playwright. Agnese Rutkēviča has studied Thetatre at the Culture Academy of Latvia, as well as drama and directing at the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts Kraków, Poland. Rutkēviča has participated at the poetry and prose writing workshops at the Literary Academy, organized by the Latvian Writers' Union. As an actress, she has also performed in various theatre plays, participated in international drama forums. Her story Melnais uzvalks/The Black Suit earned her the main prize at the Prose Readings Festival 2011. Her first book of poems Jaunā Vāgnera klusēšana/The Silence of Young Wagner was published in 2013 by Mansards.
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Jaunā Vāgnera klusēšana [The Silence of Young Wagner]. Riga: Mansards, 2013.
Agnese Rutkēviča, Story About the Blue Tank // Satori.lv [LV]
Agnese Rutkēviča, writer's profile, articles for Diena // Diena News [LV]
Anna Foma, poems // Jaunā Gaita No. 267, 2011. [LV]Reviews
Silvija Radzobe, review of the play Mans nabaga tēvs/My poor father // Satori.lv [LV]
2013, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best debut, for Jaunā Vāgnera klusēšana /The Silence of Young Wagner
2011, Prose Readings Festival, main prize for story The Black Suit