Kristel Kont

Kristel Kont is a freelance communications specialist with a keen interest in the arts and technology. She has previously lived in the UK and Belgium and now resides in Tartu, Estonia.

Kristel Kont: The words remain ‒ in memory of writer Vahur Afanasjev

The acclaimed Estonian author, Vahur Afanasjev, would have turned 42 on 24 August; Kristel Kont recalls him as a writer and a friend. I first met Vahur in 2008 when we were both working as EU officials in Brussels. Three years my senior, both in age and in Brussels tenure, …

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Estonian writers Vahur Afanasjev and Justin Petrone: The heavy feeling has lifted from Estonians

Kristel Kont talked to Estonian writers Vahur Afanasjev and Justin Petrone about writing at the time of the coronavirus pandemic and the shifts they are observing in literature and society. Vahur Afanasjev is an Estonian writer and poet who became a household name in the Estonian literary scene with his …

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