Pēters Brūveris (1957, Riga – 2011, Ventspils) was a prominent Latvian writer, translator of poetry, laureate of the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature. In 1980, he graduated from the Latvian State Conservatory, department of Culture and Art. His first poems were published in 1977, and since 1988, he is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union. Pēters Brūvers is an autor of 10 collections of poetry, and he translated from Azebaijan, Tukish, Lithuanian, Russian, German and other languages, especially devoting himself to translating poetry, including of authors from smaller former USSR republics (Gagauz, Ossetian, Crimean Tatar, Mordvins languages, and the texts of Tuva shaman rituals, et al.). Brūveris has also written children's literature, lyrics for pupular musicals and songs. He worked as a literary consultant and director at several important culture magazines, including Literatūra un Māksla/ Literature and Art. Pēters Brūvers belongs to a certain generation, and a certain rank of Latvian poets and poetry translators. His most notable honours and awards include the Klāvs Elsbergs Prize in 1987, the Poetry Days Award (2001, 2005), the Baltic Assembly Prize in 2004, and the Annual Latvian Literary Award (2006).
Brūveri brūvē [Brewers brew]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2018.
Mīl mani Dievs [God Loves Me]. Riga: Preses nams, 2000.
Ziedi zaudētājiem! [Flowers for Losers!]. Riga: Atēna, 1999.
Sirdī melnajam putnam lizda [Black Bird’s Nest in the Heart]. Riga: Sol Vita, 1995.
Sēdēju parkā uz sola [Sitting On A Park Bench]. Riga: Preses nams, 1994.
Dzintara galvaskausi [Amber Skulls]. Riga: Liesma, 1991.
Melnais strazds, sarkanie ķirši [Blackbird, Red Cherry]. Riga: Liesma, 1987.
The Landscape of Language Tetralogy
Landscape of Language (Neputns, 2004.
Aiz stikla [Behind Glass]. Zvaigzne ABC, 2006.
Divpadsmit metieni [Twelve Shots] Mansards, 2009.
Mācos rakstīt [Learning to Write]. Mansards, 2014.
Notes from Travels in China, I, by Peters Bruveris, translated from the original Latvian by Inara Cedrins // Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, 2010
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Issue 12 review // Lantern Review Blog, 2010 [EN]
2010, Jānis Baltvilks Prize
2006, the Annual Latvian Literary Award
2006, Ojārs Vācietis Prize
2004, Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature
2001, 2005, Dzejas dienas Festival Award
2000, Preses Nams Publisher's Award for original work of literature
1987, Klāvs Elsbergs Prize
Bicki-Books #4: The Door Wizard
Bicki-Books #4: The Door Wizard (Durvju burvis)
Title: Bicki-Books #4: The Door Wizard
Title*: Durvju burvis
The Emma Press, United Kingdom
The author, the illustrator, the translator
This tale by Pēters Brūveris is about the radical changes that happen when a wizard makes it impossible for a door to close.