Lelde Stumbre, born in 1952, is a Latvian playwright, and the author of more than 50 plays. She was a candidate for the Latvian parliament in 2011, but finished as the first runner up for her party in the Riga voting region. Stumbre's first publication was a set of poems titled Acis/Eyes in 1973. Besides her some of her most popular plays like Andersons, Zīmējumi smiltīs/Drawings in Sand, Tā, lai var redzēt ceļu/So That You May See the Poad, Sarkanmatainais kalps/The Red-haired Servant, Jānis, and Ipolits, et al. Stumbre also wrote the screenplay for Lai tev labi klājas!/Godspeed to you!, a 1995 TV series. Stumbre is a member of the Latvian Playwrights' Guild since 1999, and the Latvian Writers' Union since 1983.
She has written screenplays for W. Somerset Maugham's Rain (staged 1975), Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, as well as Selma Lagerlöf's Adventures of Nils Holgersson (staged 1990). In 2000, she received the Annual Latvian Literature Award for her collection of plays Kronis/The Crown.
Maija, Cher Ami! Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2017.
Pūcīte ar zeltainajām acīm [Owlie with Golden Eyes]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC [LV]
Divas mājas [Two Houses]. Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2014.
Personīgi [Personal]. Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2012.
Savienoto trauku likums [Communicating Vessels], Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2010.
Mācītājas māja [The Preacher's House]. Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2009.
Pacietības mērs [Patience]. Riga: Lauku Avīze, 2008.
Kronis [The Crown]. Riga, 2000.
Tā, lai var redzēt ceļu [So you may see the road]. Riga: Liesma, 1989.
About Maija, Cher Ami! // Satori.lv [LV]
About Maija, Cher Ami! // LA.lv [LV]
About Divas Mājas/Two Houses // LA.lv [LA]
Lelde's Stumbre's first novel Pacietības mērs /Patience // Delfi News [LV]
Lelde Stumbre, artist's profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV]
Lelde Stumbre // Diena News [LV]Reviews
Guntis Berelis, review of Pacietības mērs/Patience // Guntis Berelis literary blog [LV]
Nominees for the Annual Latvian Literature Award Announced // Latvian Literature [EN]
About Lelde Stumbre's Kronis/The Crown // Tekstiteatrim.lv [LV]
2017, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award, for best original work for children, for Owlie with Golden Eyes
2000, the Annual Latvian Literature Award, for best play, for the collection Kronis/The Crown