It is a very happy moment for me! And also a very sad one, as after 13.5 years of operation, I decided to shut down this LJ.
However, I am parting while bringing good news to all of you: My new book with stories from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is now available in all major e-shops — and only there! Indeed, it would be weird to have a printed version of "e-Balts" («э-балты» in Russian).
The most convenient way to buy this is via Rideró, an awsome publishing online service, where the book was composed. Another opportunity is Amazon (if you will).
My thanks go to the International Writers' and Translators' House in Ventspils (Latvia) for an invitation to participate in the programme of residencies in 2018 and an opportunity to work with original sources in city libraries; Elena Rusakova for editing and a non-trivial approach; Milda Bagdonaitė, Sabīne Jermaloviča and Sille Sepp for corrections of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian expressions; Liisa Krussmägi for the illustration, which simultaneously reminds of Eglė (the Queen of Serpents) and an unusual museum in Pärnu; and — last but not least — to my wife Anna Batog, my first listener, editor and critic.