The Westminster Reference Library and Latvian Literature invite: join the best-selling Latvian writer Nora Ikstena in conversation with writer and book blogger Eric Karl Anderson on her best-selling novel “Soviet Milk” published in the United Kingdom by Peirene Press.
Ikstenas ¨Soviet Milk¨ has become popular amongst Baltic, UK readers and beyond. Within 3 years it has been published and book rights sold to 10 languages. As one of the most successful Latvian authors of her generation and the Author of the Day at the London Book Fair 2018, Nora has won several state awards: Order of the Three Stars for services to literature, the Baltic Assembly Prize and the The Culture of Excellence Award 2018, and numerous literature awards.
In the UK her book has been longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness prize 2019 and for the European Bank of Reconstruction and development (EBRD) Literature prize 2019.
“A blistering Latvian bestseller…Ikstena captures an era that seems almost unimaginable now, but which could all too easily return…” Claire Armitstead, The Guardian books editor.