Edith Soosaar

Edith Soosaar is a freelance journalist from Estonia who travels and writes about the world. After living in Spain, USA and UK, she is exploring the world full time for now. She has an obsession with books, gets excited about good food and can talk about real estate for hours.

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The Gothamites, an iconic Estonian children’s book, is published in English

The Gothamites, a book by the most celebrated Estonian children’s author, Eno Raud, is now translated and available in English; the release date is 11 July 2019. The beloved children’s book, The Gothamites, tells the story about people who decide to become stupid. Ironically, the Gothamites start out really smart …

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An Estonian poet among the top minds selected for the pan-European creativity project

The Hay Festival has announced the selection of authors for the Europa28 anthology; among the 28 women is also the Estonian poet and translator, Maarja Kangro. Kangro has written librettos for Estonian composers, published 13 books and translates from Italian, English, German and other languages.  She won the Estonian Children’s …

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International literature festival HeadRead takes place in Tallinn

The annual international literature festival, HeadRead, in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, brings readers and authors together in a cosy atmosphere. The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival is run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators. This small boutique festival aims to bring readers and authors together in a more cosy atmosphere. When …

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Estonian children book “The Ear” by Piret Raud released in English

The latest addition to the Estonian children’s literature is great news for families raising an Estonian-English bilingual child – Piret Raud has written and illustrated a book for children in the age range of five to six years. Raud is one of the most beloved and unique Estonian children’s book …

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Writers and translators can apply for a literature residency in Tartu, Estonia

The Tartu City of Literature International Residency Programme for English-speaking writers and translators is open for an application for an April-May 2019 residency period; the application deadline is 25 February. English-speaking writers and translators can apply for a two-month literature residency programme in the second largest town in Estonia, Tartu. The …

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Book introduction – “My Formative Years”, by Johan Pitka

“My Formative Years” is an autobiography of a famous Estonian military commander, Sir Johan Pitka (1872-1944); first published in the 1930s Estonia, it has now been translated into English, and talks about Pitka’s “golden years” of youth.  Pitka is one of the most famous Estonian historical and military figures. He led the Estonian …

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Six children’s books by Estonian authors that are translated

What is the best way to sell books? The information passed on from person to person seems to be a pretty solid way to get the word around, Edith Soosaar writes. More translated children’s books to follow up on the first story, Estonian authors translated books. Since our recent article, people …

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Estonian author Indrek Hargla about reading, writing and publishing

Edith Soosaar interviews one of the best known and best-selling fantasy and fiction writers in Estonia, Indrek Hargla – the author of the popular Apothecary Melchior detective novels – who shares thoughts about his writing process, experience in publishing and translating, and becoming a writer. Indrek Hargla has written novels, novelettes and short stories. …

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