Margarita Perveņecka (born in 1976) is a Latvian playwright, set designer, and writer. In 2001, Perveņecka graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture with a bachelor’s degree in film and theatre and since then has been publishing her writing, working for various creative platforms, and writing screenplays. Her first collection Visi koki aizgājuši/All the Trees Have Gone was published in 2006. Perveņecka has written several plays for theatres in Latvia and abroad. Ludwig’s Project/Ludviga projekts was directed by Dž. Dž. Džilindžers in 2004 for Daile Theatre; Neaizmirstulīšu desas papīrs/Forget-Me-Not Sausage Paper was performed at the TT Theatre (titled Ņezabudka Vulgaris, directed by Lauris Gundars, 2002); Civil Chain was produced at ACUD Kunst Haus in Berlin (directed by Inga Rozentāle in 2002). Her writing stands out with her unusual ways of perceiving the world, her use of scientific terms, internationalisms, neologisms, and other peculiar and poetic means of expression. Her latest novel Gaetāno Krematoss/Gaetano Crematos received the Annual Latvian Literature Award in 2011.
Man patika dedzināt [I used to Like Starting Fires], staged at Dirty Deal Teatro, 2012.
Ludviga prodžekts [Ludwig's Project], staged at Daile Theatre, 2004.
Drakula [adapted from B. Stoker's Dracula], 2003.
Neaizmirstulīšu desas papīrs [Forget-Me-Not Sausage Paper]. Staged as Nezabudka Vulgaris at TT, 2002.
Civilķēde jeb Jautrais karuselis [Civil Chain]. Published in Teātra Vēstnesis, 1998; staged at ACUD, Berlin, 2002.
Atved mani mājās [Take Me Home]. Man patīk, ka meitene skumst [I Love it When a Girl is Sad], 2003.
Rehabilitācija [Rehabilitation]. Published in Luna magazine, 2000.
Gaetāno Krematoss: atmiņas par gaismu [Gaetano Crematos]. Riga: Dienas grāmata, 2011.
Visi koki aizgājuši [All the Trees Have Gone]: stāsti. Rīga: Dienas grāmata, 2006.
Margarita Perveņecka reads from Gaetano Crematos // Youtube.com [LV]
Guntis Berelis, interview with Margarita Perveņecka // Guntis Berelis' literary blog [LV]Reviews
About the German translation of All the Trees have Gone [Alle Bäume weggegangen
] // Matthes & Seitz Verlag, piblisher's homepage[GE]
Review of All the Trees have Gone // Guntis Berelis' literary blog [LV]
2011, the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Gaetano Crematos