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Literature Review: The Kiosk

Līga Horgana is back with a literature review of  The Kiosk written and illustrated by Anete Melece and translated by Elīna Brasliņa. The Kiosk by Anete Melece, a real success story in Latvian literature, has been translated into more than 15 languages since being written in 2019. It has received various local and international awards and has even been made into a children opera in Düsseldorf Germany. The English translation by Elīna Brasliņa was published in 2020 by Gecko Press. The beginnings of this story go back to 2013 when Melece’s short film called The Kiosk  came out. It was a 7-minute-long movie about an unusual turn in kiosk keeper Olga’s life, and won over 20 different awards including the Swiss Film Award for best animation. It was an incredible success for the young artist, who back then had just graduated the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art and was very new in this field. She honestly admits that The Kiosk is a story based on her own experience. After spe

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