Knuts Skujenieks

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Skujenieks in Gothenburg, Sweden 2008

Knuts Skujenieks (born September 5, 1936 in Riga ) is a Latvian poet , journalist and translator from numerous European languages.

His childhood spent Skujenieks in Bauska in südlettischen Semgallen . He later studied at the University of Latvia in Riga and at the Maxim Gorky Institute in Moscow . In 1962 he was convicted of " anti-Soviet propaganda" and had to spend 7 years in a prison camp in Mordovia ; He was only able to publish his first volume of poetry in 1978. He was rehabilitated on June 6, 1989. In 1998 he shared the Tomas Tranströmer Prize with Vizma Belševica, which was awarded for the first time that year .

Individual evidence

  1. Knuts Skujenieks -BIOGRĀFIJA (Latvian, accessed June 19, 2013)

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