Estonian literature

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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Allan Cameron: Estonians are great linguists

Lea Kreinin interviews the Scottish publisher, Allan Cameron, who has started to publish Estonian literature in English. Allan Cameron is a Scottish writer, translator and publisher who lives in Glasgow. He has already published translations of several books from Estonian literature, by Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Andrei Ivanov, Mari Saat and …

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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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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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The Tartu Writer in Residency programme helps foreign and Estonian writers meet

Edith Soosaar interviews Marja Unt, the coordinator of the first Estonian public writer-in-residence programme in Tartu, that gives international writers and translators the chance to exchange experiences with Estonian writers. The Writer in Residency programme, located in Tartu, the Estonian town of literature, hosts international writers and translators with the …

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