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Estonia

Sveta Grigorjeva

Sveta Grigorjeva (1988) is an Estonian choreographer, dancer, and poet. Counted among Estonia’s “young angry women” of poetry, her writing is characteristically brash and wears...

Urmas Vadi

Urmas Vadi (1977) is an Estonian author, journalist, playwright, and theater director. His affinity for the stage stands out in his writing, which is peppered with vivid characters and a...

Maimu Berg

Maimu Berg (1945), a long-time journalist and translator of Finnish literature into Estonian, began publishing her own writing only in the late 1980s. Her acute sense for naturalist detail crafts...

fs

fs (Indrek Mesikepp, b. 1971)  has published five books of poetry in Estonian. His 2004 received the Estonian Cultural Endowment's Award for poetry. His books have been...

Jan Kaus

Jan Kaus, born in 1971, is a novelist, artist, and musician. Kaus has written five novels, and two collections of prose poems (Miniatures in 2009 and The Map of Tallinn in 2014), in which he...

Triin Soomets

Born in Tallin in 1969, Triin Soomets is the author of thirteen books, most recently Hea ja kurja jutud (Stories of Good and Evil). Her work has been widely anthologized and translated into...

Kaur Riismaa

Kaur Riismaa was born in 1986. He published his first collection of poems, Me hommikud, me päevad, õhtud, ööd (Our Mornings, Our Days, Evenings, Nights), at...

Mehis Heinsaar

Mehis Heinsaar was born in 1973.  He has published volumes of poetry and short stories and novels and is a three-time winner of the Tuglas Prize.

Maarja Kangro

Maarja Kangro was born in 1973 in Estonia, where she currently lives. She has been described as one of the most formidable voices of her generation in Estonia with her wry, ironic, and incisive...

Mihkel Mutt

Mihkel Mutt (b. 1953) is an Estonian writer, essayist, columnist, and editor. He was one of the ten founding members of the literary cooperative Kupar, the first non-state publishing house in...

Eeva Park

Eeva Park is a writer and poet born in Tallinn. A  member of the Estonian Writers´ Union since 1993, she has published four novels, five collections of short stories, and six...

Andrei Ivanov

Andrei Ivanov was born in 1971 into a Russian family living in Estonia. His novels, written in Russian, are A Handful of Dust (2011), Hanuman’s Journey to...

Doris Kareva

Doris Kareva (b. 1958) is an Estonian poet, editor, and translator. She has published thirteen poetry collections, most recently Shape of Time (2005). A volume of her essays was published in...
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