Over the last fifteen years, Jayde Will has translated works on various aspects of Baltic history, culture and society, along with its literatures. Recent or forthcoming translations include Latvian writer Daina Tabūna’s short story collection The Secret Box, Latvian poet Inga Pizāne’s poetry collection Having Never Met, Latvian poet Eduards Aivars’s collection Phenomena, and Latvian poet Artis Ostups’s collection Gestures. His articles, essays and short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Words without Borders, In Other Words, Lituanus, satori.lv and Kultūrzīmes. His most recent translation with Vagabond Voices is Memoirs of a Life Cut Short (2018).
Interviews with Jayde Will
A century ago, the three Baltic states—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—became independent. This year, 2018, we highlight five of the best works of Baltic literature recently translated into English. Baltic literature expert Jayde Will breaks each of them down, and introduces us to an area of the world with a vibrant literary culture too often overlooked.