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Jānis Joņevs

Janis Jonevs  Jānis Joņevs is a Latvian writer. He was born in 1980 in Jelgava. After studying at the local Gymnasium in Jelgava, he went to Riga for his higher education and earned a Master's degree from the Latvian Academy of Culture. Joņevs is best known for his debut novel, Jelgava '94, which was a bestseller upon its release in 2013. The book later won the EU Prize for Literature.

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Jānis Joņevs, né le 21 mars 1980 à Jelgava, est un écrivain letton. Le roman de Jānis Joņevs, Jelgava 94 (traduit en français sous le titre Metal), publié en 2013, a rencontré un succès remarquable tant auprès de la critique que du grand public. Il est l'un des lauréats du Prix de littérature de l'Union européenne 2014.