Gundega Repše

Author and art scholar Gundega Repše (1960) is a writer of prose, an essayist and critic. Repše has worked as an editor and contributor in various magazines and other media discussing culture and literature. Her prose has been published since 1979. Repše has published many novels, several of her works have been adapted for theatre. Her trilogy Heavy Metal is informed by autobiographical material and has become one of the most important works of contemporary Latvian literature. Repše's short story How Important Is It To Be Ernest was included in the prose anthology "Best European Fiction 2013" (Dalkey Archive Press, USA). The novel Bogene was published in 2016 as part of the We. Latvia. The 20th Century novel series. Repše's prose has been translated into English, German, French, Swedish, Russian, and other languages. Gundega Repše is a member of the Latvian Writers' Union and the Latvian PEN club. In 2000, she received the Annual Latvian Literature Award for her novel Thumbelina/Īkstīte.

Anthologies featuring Gundega Repše

The Book of Riga

The Book of Riga brings together ten short stories written about and from the capital of Latvia, showcasing the work of some of the country’s most well-know, and exciting emerging writers.