Nora Ikstena

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Nora Ikstena is a prose writer and essayist. She obtained a degree in Philology from the University of Latvia in 1992 and went on to study English literature at Columbia University. She is a prolific author of biographical fiction, non-fiction, scripts, essays, and short stories. Her novel Soviet Milk is a national bestseller in Latvia and has been published in more than 20 countries. It was nominated for both the EBRD Prize and The Republic of Consciousness Prize in 2019. Nora is a member, and former chair, of the National Culture Council and a co-founder of the International Writers and Translators’ House in Ventspils. In 2006, she received a prestigious Baltic Assembly Award, as well as the Three Star Order of Latvia.

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