|Born||December 16, 1949|
Madona, Latvian SSR
|Died||February 1, 2020 (aged 70)|
|Occupation||Writer, Poet, Essayist, Translator, Songwriter, Publisher, Literary Critic|
|Children||Adrian Briedis-Macovei, Kornelius Briedis|
In 1974, Briedis becme a member of the Latvian Writers' Union (several times also a member of the Board), and from 1987 he was a member of the international organisation of writers (poets, essayists, prosaists) — PEN Club. From 1993 to 1997 he was Vice-President of the Latvian PEN Club.
He worked in most diverse culture editions and was Head of poetry section of the newspaper "Literatūra un Māksla" (1986–1987), Editor-in-Chief of the cultural journal "Jaunās Grāmatas", culturological magazine "Grāmata" (1990–1992) and Editor-in- Chief of "Vārds", magazine of the Latvian Writers' Union (1993).
References[change | change source]
- Mūžībā devies dzejnieks Leons Briedis (in Latvian)