Delegate Profile

Vilis Kasims

Company NameLatvian Literature


Vilis Kasims (1986) is a writer, translator and, since 2011, a representative of Latvian literature abroad with the platform Latvian Literature. In this work, his main focus has been the English speaking market, particularly the United Kingdom. Together with his colleagues, in the last three years he’s managed the selling of rights to more than 30 Latvian prose, poetry, children’s and non-fiction titles to publishers in the UK, USA and Canada along with numerous rights sold in other language markets. As a promoter of Latvian literature, Vilis Kasims has participated in book fairs around the world and led seminars for Latvian and foreign publishers as well as translators to help them promote their authors and translations abroad.




Conference Sessions

  • From Promotion to Pitching

    Tuesday10:00 - 11:0010 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    This panel explores how publishers choose which books to translate and how literary translators and cultural institutes can influence these choices. We’ll start...

    • Language: English

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