Dace Vigante is from the Latvian town of Jurmala by the Baltic Sea, where she has lived since her birth in 1970. She first worked as a designer and a tailor, before turning her hand to the legal profession, working as a lawyer for many years. As a writer, she received the Special Jury award in 2015 for the stories The First Story and Parchelium of Moon. Her collection of short stories The Frozen Orange was nominated for The Latvian Literature Award 2017 as a brightest debut, and also for the Latvian TV and Radio Award, and was awarded a prize from parents of children and teenagers in 2018. She had a story included in the Short Fiction from Latvia anthology, which will soon be translated into other languages. Her latest story collection called Let’s See will come out later this year. Several of her stories have been translated into English and Chinese.