Born in 1960 in Riga, poet Liana Langa (real name Liāna Bokša) studied in Biruta Delles’ painting studio, and the Philology Department of the Latvian State University (1979-81). She has also worked as a restaurateur in the Crimea and as a teacher in Riga. She spent the first part of 2000 in the USA as a student at the New School College in New York, where she studied philosophy and 20th century literature. Langa has worked for the international film forum Arsenal and as a translator from Russian and English. She was a consultant for the project Literature Express/Europe 2000 and had worked in the international relations and advertising bureau Idea Media. Currently, Langa is the manager of the Publishing House Apostrofs and a member of the editorial team of the literary magazine Latvju Teksti (Latvian Writings).