Born 1959
Riga, Latvia
Education
1989 - 1992 Moscow State Film Institute, Scriptwriter’s faculty
1985 - 1988 Latvian State University, Faculty of philology
1977 - 1978 Graduate of 2nd Technical School of G. Gaile, Speciality – radio controller
ARVIS KOLMANIS
Writer, Translator
Screenwriter
Work experience
2003 Head of Poetry and Prose department in " Karogs"
1998 – 2000 Layout designer. "SP Agentura ltd."
1994 – 1997 Expediture. "Wellman Latvia"
1993 – 1994 Head of Advertisement Department. Film Studio "DEVINI"
1985 – 1991 Head of Organizational work department.
"Association of book friends of Latvia"
1981 – 1984 Cultural work. Culture House "Draudziba"
1979 – 1980 Radio controller. "VEF" electric appliances factory
Author / Translator
Presently
- screenwriting for the feature film "BILLE"
2005
- Novel “Drunkard Amor or the dead God”.
2002/2004
- Screenwriter on fiction feature project "MONA"
2001
- "Generation P" by Viktor Pelevin and translated by Arvis Kolmanis published at publishing house "Jumava"
1999
- The play "Like rice field, so big is world…" is awarded at the New Theatre Institute and Agency of Dramaturgy contest. Staged at Riga New Theather by Maija Apine.
- Stories translated and included in the Latvian literature compilations published in "Der Idiotische Mond" (Germany) and "The Review of Contemporary Fiction" (US).
1995
"Greniana or the Fourth Version" published by publishing house "Daugava".
First stories published in magazine "Avots" in 1992. Afterwards in newspapers "Labrit", "Literature. Maksla. Mes", "Literatura un Maksla, Latvija", "FORUMS", magazines "Karogs", "Parks", "Luna", compilations "Auru laiks" and "Asinsbalss" etc.

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