Dace Rukšāne

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Dace Rukšāne-Ščipčinska (born 1969) is a Latvian writer and journalist. After finishing high school she studied Medicine and Biology and additionally participated in the SOURCES 2 Script Development Workshop in Vienna. Rukšāne became well-known in 2002 for her novel The Little Affair (Romāniņš) that touched upon the subjects of feminine sexuality. It was followed by Bedtime Stories of Beatrice (Beatrises gultas stāsti), and Why were you crying? (Kāpēc tu raudāji?), as well as several articles and columns devoted to intimate subject matters and relationships. During the 1990s Rukšāne wrote poetry, and in the early 2000s several of her plays were staged in various theatres in Latvia. Her novels have been published in Germany and Denmark. In 2002, Rukšāne became a regular contributor to a weekly column in Sestdiena magazine. From 2004 until 2012 she was editor-in-chief of Lilit magazine.

Books by Dace Rukšāne