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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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Four Estonian children’s books translated into English and where to find them

Edith Soosaar ventured out to collect the information about the Estonian children’s books translated into English from the last few years and where to find them for mail-order abroad. If you have tried to find an Estonian children’s book translated into English that would be available to mail order abroad, …

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Estonian children’s book “Everyone’s the Smartest” now available in English

A poetry book for children, “Everyone’s the Smartest”, written by the Estonian author, Contra, is now translated and available for readers in English. “Everyone’s the Smartest” was originally published in Estonian as “Kõik on kõige targemad” (2014) and won the Estonian Literature Annual Award for Children’s Literature. Colourful illustrations for …

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First impressions from the Hay literature festival – an interview with writer Ene Sepp

Edith Soosaar interviews a young Estonian author, Ene Sepp, at the Hay Literature Festival in the UK, an event that the former US president, Bill Clinton, once called “The Woodstock of the mind”. Ene Sepp is an Estonian author who writes young adult fiction. She started writing her first book …

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Rein Raud.

How can Estonian writers reach the English-speaking market? Interview with Rein Raud

Rein Raud has published eight novels and three collections of stories; three of his novels have been published in the Anglophone world. Estonian World asked him to share his experience with reaching out to the English-speaking market. Estonians have become a reading nation, but it becomes more and more clear …

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Four books from Estonia that make a good gift 

Estonian World highlights four notable works from Estonian literature translated to English that will make a great gift to introduce Estonia to your foreign friends and family. Books by Estonian authors have been translated into many languages over decades. With all the possibilities of mail ordering and e-books, the options …

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The London Book Fair focusses on Estonian literature

The London Book Fair 2018 focussed on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the countries are celebrating their centenaries; numerous events at the fair concentrated on Estonian books, writers and translators in the city that is considered a gateway to the European markets. The London Book Fair, held from 10-12 April …

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It’s pancake time! Estonian author’s children book published in English

A children’s tale by Kertu Sillaste, “It’s Pancake Time!”, has been published in London in English. While Estonia has in the last few years become internationally better known for its musical heritage, its literature is still relatively little known of – simply because so little has been published in English, …

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