Writer, literary critic Dr. philol. Arno Jundze, a former research associate at the Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art, University of Latvia, mainly has specialised in comparative literature. Author of the monograph Finnish Literature in Latvia (2002). Since the early 2000s, he has focused on journalism and fiction. Author of several novels, books for children and adolescents, chair of the Latvian Writers’ Union. His novels and stories have been translated into Estonian, Lithuanian, English, and Spanish.