Vilis Kasims is a Latvian author, translator and literary agent. He has translated close to 20 books from English and Russian, including Bob Dylan's Chronicles, Sergei Dovlatov's The Zone and Lev Grossman's Magicians trilogy. His first novel, The Great Big World, came out in Latvian in 2015. A short story collection titled A Few of Our Lives is forthcoming in 2020. As a state literary agent, Kasims has been visiting book fairs across Europe and Asia since 2015 to facilitate selling rights to the works of Latvian authors and to promote Latvian literature abroad.