Egīls Venters, born in 1964, is a Latvian prose writer and journalist. He graduated in Latvian language and literature from the University of Latvia (1987) and initially worked as cultural journalist. His work was first published in 1990, his début collection was a book of short stories titled Melnā sērija/ Black Series in 1992, followed by a collection of novellas Melanholijas skaidrojošā vārdnīca/ The Melancholy Dictionary, 2000. Currently Venters writes mainly novels, poetically depicting urban environment and people, and his sixth novel Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable (2012), was nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award in 2013, and received the Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovations in literature. He is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union.
Poseidona Galva [Poseidon's Head], Zvaigzne ABC, 2017.
Atlantīda [True Atlantis]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2015.
Mainīgā intervence [The Intervening Variable]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2012.
Zemeslēkts [The Earth-rise]. Riga: Mansards, 2010.
Radio Luxembourg. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2007.
Āgenskalns. Riga: Atēna, 2004.
Melnā Sērija [Black Series]. Riga: Garā Pupa, 1992.
About Poseidona galva/ Poseidon's Head // UbiSunt, University of Latvia [LV]
About Poseidona galva/ Poseidon's Head // Zvaigzne ABC [LV]
About Atlantīda/True Atlantis // Jānis Roze publishing [LV]
About Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable // Dienas Grāmata [LV]
About Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable // LALIGABA [LV]
About Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable // Jānis Roze [LV]
About Zemeslēksts/The Earth-rise // Mansards [EN]
Egīls Venters // Egīls Venters, homepage [LV;EN]
Egīls Venters profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV; EN]Reviews
Viesturs Šints, What Atlantis is like, review of True Atlantis // UbiSunt [LV]
Rimants Ceplis, review of Radio Luxembourg // Dienas Grāmata [LV]
Arnis Koroševskis, Viņpus varavīksnes/Beyond the Rainbow, review of The Intervening Variable // UbiSunt, University of Latvia [LV]
2013, the Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovations in literature for Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable
2013, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Prize for Mainīgā intervence/The Intervening Variable