Latvian poet Ronalds Briedis (1980) graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture with an MA in Culture Theory. Besides being a critic, writer and playwright he has worked as a librarian, and a content creator for the show about literature and culture “Bron-hīts” for radio NABA. Since 2001, he has been heading the Young Authors Seminar, and, from 2003, also the Literary Academy programme set up by the Latvian Writers' Union. He is a member of both the Latvian Writers' Union and the Playwrights Guild (2004). Briedis has been publishing his work since 1997, and his first collection of poems being well received by readers and critics was awarded the Poetry Days Festival award, as well as the Annual Literature Award for best début in 2004. Briedis' book of poems Karaoke was awarded the Ojārs Vācietis Prize in 2008. Selected poems by Ronalds Briedis have been published in Hungary (2005). He translates poetry from Russian and English (including the works of Brodsky and Shakespear). In 2016, his latest collection of poems Medicine Against Immortality/ Zāles pret nemirstību was published by "Neputns".
Zāles pret nemirstību [Medicine Against Immortality]. Riga: Neputns, 2016.
Karaoke. Riga: Neputns, 2008.
Rejtett kamera [Hidden Camera]. Selected poems in Hungarian, 2005.
Asaru gāze [Tear Gas]. Riga: Neputns, 2004.
Lielās paslēpes [The Great Hide-and-seek, a play]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2004.
Audio conversation with Ronalds Briedis // Latvijas Sabiedriskie Mediji, 2016 [LV]
Audio interview with Ronalds Briedis // Latvijas Sabiedriskie Mediji, 2016 [LV]
Interview with Ronalds Briedis // Nra.lv, 2016 [LV]
Conversation with Ronalds Briedis // Online magazine Satori, 2014 [LV]
Ronalds Briedis, poems // Latvian Poetry Meets Romania, 2013 [EN]
Ronalds Briedis, artist's profile // The Council of the Creative Unions of Latvia [LV]
Raimonds Ķirķis, Post-Briedis?, review of Medicine Against Immortality // Online magazine Punctum, 2016 [LV]
Aivars Madris, Takeši pils pavēnī, review of Medicine Against Immortality // Online magazine Satori, 2016 [LV]
Arvis Viguls, Sasmīdināt princesi un apraudāties, review of Karaoke // Online magazine Satori, 2008 [LV]
Kārlis Vērdiņš, Gudra cilvēka nelaime, review of Karaoke // Diena.lv, 2008 [LV]
Anda Baklāne, Asaru gāze, review of Tear Gas // Online magazine Satori, 2004 [LV]
2017, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Medicine Against Immortality
2008, the Ojārs Vācietis Prize
2004, the Annual Latvian Literature Award Best Début for Tear Gas
2004, Poetry Days Festival award for Tear Gas
Rejtett kamera (Slēptā kamera)
New European Poets
New European Poets (Dzejas antoloģija)
Title: New European Poets
Title*: Dzejas antoloģija
Graywolf Press, United States of America
Poetry selection of contemporary Latvian poets included in a poetry anthology.
Ανθολογία νέων Λετονών ποιητών
Ανθολογία νέων Λετονών ποιητών (Jauno latviešu dzejnieku antoloģija)
Title: Ανθολογία νέων Λετονών ποιητών
Title*: Jauno latviešu dzejnieku antoloģija
The publisher, the translator
Anthology of young Latvian poets