Writer Andris Kolbergs / Diena has gone to eternity


The writer was born on December 21, 1938. Kolbergs is one of the most popular Latvian crime novel writers. His works have been translated into 16 languages, and films based on Kolberg’s works have been made.

Films have been made based on Kolberg’s scripts and crime novels We make it (1976), Reflection in water (1977), Gifts by phone (1977), Rally (1978), Three days for reflection (1980), Double (1986), Photography with a woman and a wild boar (1987), Let’s not talk about love right now (1988), Depression (1991), Riga’s guards (2007). A multi-series film is being made this year Look for a woman based on Kolberg’s crime novel.

During the Awakening years, he became the first chairman of the renewed Riga Latvian Society, the president of the Latvian Detective Genre Association and the editor-in-chief of the renewed magazine Atpūta. He has also written several guides about Riga.

In 2011, he received the Literature of the Year Award for a lifetime contribution to Latvian literature. In 2019, he was also awarded the fourth class of the Order of the Three Stars.


Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.

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