Andris Zeibots (né Andris Bērziņš), born in 1950, is a Latvian playwright and author, director, writer and producer. Zeibots studied computer sciences at the State University of Latvia, graduated in economy from the University of Latvia, as well as the J. Vītols State Conservatoire, obtaining a degree in theatre directing. He worked with a number of experimental theatre groups until the early 1990s, when got involved with the Radio SWH morning programme. Together with his colleagues, Andris Zeibots founded Playwrights Theatre, which stages only contemporary drama. He is an active member of the Children and Young writer's literary competitions and a literary consultant at the literary summer camp Aicinājums/The Calling. Most of his life Zeibots has been writing literary essays and other works, never limiting himself to a certain genre. Andris Zeibots has published a novella Līķu dejas/Dances of Corpses (2002), a collection of poetry Ūdens ķirzaka/Water Lizard (2010), and plays and humorous stories. His most recent book is a novel Okeāniskais Es/ The Oceanic Me (2013), a work of psychological fantasy, awarded the annual Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovation in literature.
Okeāniskais Es [The Oceanic Me]. Riga: 2013.
Ūdens ķirzaka [Water Lizard]. Riga: Mansards, 2010.
Līķu dejas [Dances of Corpses], Riga: Preses nams, 2002.
Tups un Jamulejs [Tups and Jamulejs]. Riga: Jumava, 1998.
Telefons [Telephone, a play in a collection Virtuss]. Riga: Liesma, 1987.
About The Oceanic Me // Diena News [LV]
About The Oceanic Me, interview// Dienas Grāmata [LV]
Andris Zeibots, profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV; EN]
Andris Zeibots, profile // Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) [EN]
Lāsma Ģibiete, review of The Oceanic Me // Diena News [LV]
2014, Dzintars Sodums Literary Prize for innovations in literature for Okeāniskais es
2002, Preses Nams Prize for best prose, for Dances of Corpses