Daina Tabūna (1985) is a prose writer. Her short story collection "Pirmā reize" ("The first time") was nominated for the Annual Latvian Literary Award 2014 as the best debut of the year. "Pirmā reize" immediately won over many readers and critics and has become a cult book of its time in Latvia. Daina’s professional experience includes writing for a television soap opera, running a photography club for 10-year-old Bulgarians, managing public relations for a closed museum, and extended periods of unemployment. She is passionate about hiking and being silly.