Toms Treibergs, born in 1985, Riga, is a Latvian writer, poet, journalist, actor and director. After finishing school in Taurupe, he went on to study at the University of Latvia where he obtained a degree in theology. He teaches at the Maria Montessori children's centre, and hosts the culture programme Kultūras ziņas/Culture News for the Latvian Television (LTV). He has worked as an editor and journalist, and frequently performs and directs with the sketch theatre troupe Nerten. He writes critiques for theatre and cinema and works for radio and television. Toms Treibergs' texts have frequently appeared in various outlets both in print and online. His first book of poems Gaismas apstākļi/Lighting Situation was nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award as best début. His second collection Drudzis/Fever was published in 2015 by Mansards.
Drudzis [Fever]. Riga: Mansards, 2015.
Gaismas Apstākļi [The Lighting Situation]. Riga: Mansards, 2012.
Drudzis/Fever nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award // LALIGABA.lv [LV]
About Drudzis/Fever // Satori.lv
About Gaismas Apstākļi/ Lighting Situation // Mansards [LV; EN]
Interview about the Lighting Situation, The second book is a refined masterplan // Morning News, LSM [LV]
About Drudzis/Fever // Mansards [LV: EN]
Toms Treibers, reading from Drudzis/Fever // Radio 1, LSM.LV [LV]
Toms Treibergs, author, creator // Latvian Radio 1 [LV]Reviews
Artis Ostups, Kā smalkjūtīgāk aiziet/How to leave tactfully, review of Drudzis/Fever // Punctum Magazine [LV]
Sintija Kampāne, review of Drudzis/Fever // UbiSunt, University of Latvia [LV]
Katrīna Kuduma, review of Gaismas Apstākļi/The Lighting Situation // Diena News [LV]
2012, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best début for the Lighting Situation