About Ieva Flamingo
Ieva Flamingo (1969) is a Latvian journalist, poet and author of numerous well received books for children. Her first book Starp diviem sirdspukstiem/Between Two Heartbeats was published in 2004. Her works have earned her several literary prizes and nominations. Her book Kā uzburt sniegu/How to Summon Snow was adapted for theatre in 2007. In 2015, Ieva Samauska received the prestigious Pastariņš Prize, and her works have been increasingly gaining popularity both among readers and literarary critics. Her book of poetry Oliņš Boliņš sēž uz soliņa/ Humpty Dumpty sat on a Bench (Zvaigzne ABC, 2015) was shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award and was among the top works rated by the young audiences in Latvia.