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Publishing executive

Peteris Zirnitis, Latvian publishing executive. Sergeant Soviet Army, 1964-1969. Member Latvian Writer's Union, Board Latvian Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Lions.

Background

Zirnitis, Peteris was born on November 28, 1944 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Karlis Karlsons and Milda (Puke) Zirnite.

Education

Graduate, University Leningrad, Russia, 1971. Graduate, Academy Social Sciences, Moscow, 1984.

Career

Chief editor, Latvian State television, 1969-1972; chief editor, Cultural Weekly, Latvia, 1972-1975; secretary, Writer's Union, Latvia, 1975-1982; chief editor, State News Agency, Latvia, 1984-1986; director, National Archive Culture, Latvia, 1988-1992; president, NORDIK, Latvia, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author 6 books. Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Sergeant Soviet Army, 1964-1969. Member Latvian Writer's Union, Board Latvian Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Lions.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: nature, history. E-mail: nordik@nordik.lv. Fax: 371 7602 818.

Connections

Married Anita Erna Jansone, September 19, 1975.

father:
Karlis Karlsons Zirnite

mother:
Milda (Puke) Zirnite

spouse:
Anita Erna Jansone