Author LUĪZE PASTORE /1986/

A writer of children's literature

illustration - Elīna Brasliņa www.elinabraslina.com

Luīze Pastore is an award winning Latvian writer, author of 10 children’s books for young readers in the age group 7+. 
At the moment continues her book series “Art Detectives” – adventurous detective stories about Latvian art, has just published a story about a Latvian adventurer Aleksandrs Laime and his two kids living in Guyana jungle, Venezuela - "Laimes bērni" (The Laime children). At the moment Luīze is working on a book for young adults about a young girl in 1998's Latvia "Šis ir mans seriāls" (This is my movie), picture book about Aleksandrs Laime's family adventures and teachings "Laimes govs" (Laimes cow) and series of other stories. Her books have been translated into French, English, Estonian and have inspired animated movies ("Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking dogs", 2018, Atom Art; "The Lucky ones", Atom Art). Conducts creative writing workshops for children and young adults (aged 7-16). Luīze lives in the outskirts of Riga with her family and dog.

Recognitions:

2022, Laimes bērni - BolognaRagazzi Award 2022, "New Horizons"

2018, Dog Town - #BEST NEW KIDS BOOKS 2018 Guardian pick

2018, London Book Fair, official author, Latvian delegation

2017, Pastariņš prize for the Art Detectives series

2016, "The Invisible Man" (from The Art Detectives series) selected for "The White Raven" 2016 list

2016, Annual Latvian Literature Award as the Best Children's Book for the Art Detectives series

2016, Latvian Children's Jury Chocolate Award for the Art Detectives series

2015, International Baltic Sea Region Jānis Baltvilks Award in Children's Literature for the Art Detectives series 

2013, Latvian Literature Award as the Best Children's Book for The Story of Maskachka District

List of published literary works for children:

Laimes bērni. [Children of Laime. [age 11+]. Riga: Liels un mazs, 2021.

Bez nosaukuma. Mākslas detektīvi VI. [Untitled. [Art Detectives VI, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2018.

Pēdējais ķēniņš. Mākslas detektīvi V. [The Last King. [Art Detectives V, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2016.

Operācija "Maska". Mākslas detektīvi IV. [The Mask. [Art Detectives IV, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2016.

Svešinieka atnākšana. Mākslas detektīvi III. [Arrival of the Stranger. [Art Detectives III, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2015.

Neredzamais cilvēks. Mākslas detektīvi II. [The Invisible Man. Art Detectives II, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2015. Translation (ENG)

Pazudušais pērtiķis. Mākslas detektīvi I. [The Lost Monkey. Art Detectives I, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2015. Translation (ENG),   Übersetzung (DE)

Maskačkas stāsts [The Story of Maskachka District, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Neputns, 2013. Synopsis (ENG)

Petra un Sniegpārslu meistars [Petra and the Master of Snowflakes. picture book, age 5+] 2012.

Stāsts par Pakaļasti tiem, kas vēl aug. [The Story about Backtail, for Those who are still Growing, chapter book, age 7+]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2009.

Translations:

  • Dogtown. Translated by Žanete Vēvere Pasqualini. Firefly Press, 2018. / UK
  • A la recherche du singe perdu. Translated by Nicolas Auzanneau. Editions courtes et longues, 2018. / FR
  • Jakobi väga hästi õnnestunud plaan. Translated by Marguss Konnula. Helios kirjastus, 2019. / EST