Estonia’s Swedes survived revolution, invasion and exile. Their struggles tell the story of 20th-century Europe. In 1993 I found myself living on a former collective […]
Sigrid Rausing is a Swedish philanthropist, anthropologist and publisher. She is the founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust, one of the UK's largest philanthropic foundations, and owner of Granta magazine and Granta Books. In 1993-94, she did her PhD fieldwork, focusing on post-Soviet anthropology, on a collective farm in Estonia. Her book, a monograph based on her PhD, History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm, was published by Oxford University Press in 2004. Everything Is Wonderful, a personal memoir of her year in Estonia researching the remnants of the Estonian Swedes, was published by Grove Atlantic in the US, and by Bonniers in Sweden, in spring 2014.