Rimants Ziedonis, born in 1962, is a Latvian writer and poet. His début selection of poems was his 1980 publication in the Liesma magazine. His first novel Pļava/Meadow was published in the Avots magazine in 1987. His stories are part of the postmodernism genre, one of the examples being his eclectic collection Dzīves pieredze un ziepju burbuļi/Life Experience and Soap Bubbles, published in 1992. Rimants Ziedonis also writes travel literature and documentary works about nature, geography and people, such as a book about the Latvian crocodile hunter Arvīds Blūmentāls. Together with his father, poet Imants Ziedonis, he wrote a non-fiction work Leišmalīte which received the Egons Līvs honorary prize in 2013. Ziedonis is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union since 1991.
Pastaiga [A Walk]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2016.
Jūras zemē Latvijā [In the Land of the Sea, Latvia]. 2009.
Austrumu robeža [The Eastern Border]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2008.
Paradoksālā Latvija [Paradoxical Latvia]. Riga: Dienas Grāmata, 2006.
Mežu zemē Latvijā [In the Land of the Forests, Latvia]. 2006.
Nacionālais dēkainis - krokodilu mednieks, with A. Blūmentāls, Riga: 2000.
Dzīves pieredze un ziepju burbuļi [Life Experience and Soap Bubbles]. Rigā: SIA, 1992.
Atvēzējies glāstam [Swung back to Slap]. Riga: Liesma, 1986.
About Pastaiga/ A Walk // Satori.lv [LV]
Egīls Zirnis, interview about Pastaiga/A Walk // Diena News [LV]
About Pastaiga/A walk // Zvaigzne ABC [LV]
Rimants Ziedonis Paradoksālā Latvija/The Paradoxical Latvia // Satori.lv [LV]
Rimants Ziedonis, artist's profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV; EN]
Linda Kusiņa-Šulce, about Pastaiga/ A Walk // LA.lv [LV]
About Jūras zemē Latvijā /In the Land of the Sea, Latvia // Delfi News [LV]Reviews
Undīne Adamaite, review of Austrumu robeža/The Eastern Border // Diena News [LV]
Guntis Berelis, review of Austrumu robeža/ The Eastern Border // Guntis Berelis literary blog [LV]
Una Alksne, Bezgalīgais stāsts/ Neverending story, review about Leišmalīte // UbiSunt, University of Latvia [LV]
Juris Silenieks, Let the experience not overpower the surprise, review of Dzīves pieredze un ziepju burbuļi/Life Experience and Soap Bubbles // Jaunā Gaita nr. 197, 1994. [LV]
2013, E. Līvs award for Leišmalīte