Anna Brigadere

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Sprīdītis playing the flute to make Lutausis dance.
Anna Brigadere's Memorial Museum Sprīdīši in Tervete, Latvia

Anna Brigadere (October 1, 1861 in Tērvete – June 25, 1933 in Tērvete) was a writer from Latvia. She wrote comedy and drama, among which The Tale of Sprīdītis, a young boy from a Latvian peasant family and his fantastic adventures in a nearby forest.

She also wrote four autobiographies, among which Dievs, daba, darbs (God, Nature, Work) about the life of a Latvian woman in the late 19th century.


  • Anna Brigadere un Tērvete / sastādījis Jānis Rapa. Rīgā: Preses Nams, 1996. ISBN 9984-00-226-8 (in Latvian)
  • Zenta Mauriņa. Baltais ceļš : studija par Annu Brigaderi. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1996. ISBN 9984-04-304-5 (in Latvian)
  • Meskova, Sandra (2002). Two mothers of Latvian literature : Aspazija and Anna Brigadere. Journal of Baltic Studies 34.3, 276-297.