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Juris Kronbergs

Juris Kronbergs is a poet, free-lance journalist and translator. He was born 1946 in Sweden, in a Latvian family. He studied Literature, Nordic and Baltic languages at the University of Stockholm, as well as Theory of Translation and 20th Century poetry at Cambridge, England. At the end of the 1980s and the beginning of 1990s he worked in the Latvian section of Radio Sweden, and as an interpreter for the Swedish Parliament, Government and The Nordic Council of Ministers. For ten years he served as a diplomat as Cultural Attaché at the Latvian Embassy in Sweden. He has been the President of the Latvian PEN centre. He is a honorary member of the Latvian Academy of Science, has received the Latvian Three Star order, the Swedish North Star order, several scholarships and prizes for poetry and translation in Latvia and in Sweden, among them the prize for best poetry collection of the year in Latvia (1997) for the collection Wolf One-Eye. He has published ten collections of poetry, of them one in Swedish and one bilingual, as well as poetry on CD. He has published about twenty books of poetry translations, mostly Latvian poetry into Swedish, but also Swedish poetry into Latvian. 



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