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Pauls Putniņš

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Pauls Putniņš

Pauls Putniņš (12 November 1937 – 1 December 2018) was a Latvian playwright, journalist and politician.


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He was born in Riga, Latvia. He was a popular playwright in the 1980s and 1990s, he wrote 30 plays; some 25 of his works were staged across Latvia.[1] A politician, he was a member of Latvian Writers' Union, he was elected to the Riga City Council. He retired in 2010.[2]

Putniņš died in Riga on 1 December 2018 at the age of 81.[3]


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  1. "Pauls Putniņš". Makslinieki.lv. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. "Dramaturgs Pauls Putniņš par aiziešanu no politikas" (in Latvian). Apollo.lv. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  3. Aizsaulē devies dramaturgs Pauls Putniņš (in Latvian)