Latest articles in the Conversations category


Mathura and Gili Haimovich
ELM 1/2023
Gili Haimovich and Mathura first met at a poetry festival in Romania seven years ago and have since enjoyed a long-standing collaborat...


Latest articles in the Portraits category

Kairi Look: An Author Who Treads Boundaries

by Annika A. Koppel
ELM 2/2023
Kairi Look’s first children’s book, Ville the Lemur Flies the Coop, was published in 2012. The author herself could very well be that lemu...

The Book That is a Beast of its Own

by Andrei Liimets
ELM 1/2023
Pâté of the Apes by Tõnis Tootsen (b. 1988) is the story of Ergo, the first ape who has learned to write. As the title suggests, the s...


Latest articles in the Reflections category

Who Could Hold All the World’s Beauty?

by Joonas Hellerma
ELM 2/2023
The reception of Emil Tode’s Border State (1993) was shaped by multiple elements that were novel to Estonian literature of the time, i...

A Night to Remember

by Maximilian Murmann
ELM 1/2023
On New Year’s Eve a man straggles his way through Stockholm. Although he has been living in the city for quite some time, the narrator...

Book reviews

Latest articles in the book reviews category

Viivi Luik
The Golden Crown

by Aija Sakova
ELM 2/2023
Viivi Luik is undoubtedly one of the most important and internationally renowned authors of Estonian literature. Enchanting Estonian reader...

Gunnar Neeme

by Janika Kronberg
ELM 2/2023
Gunnar Neeme (1918–2005) lived most of his life in Australia and achieved international recognition as an artist. He published two ...

Liis Sein
Mona's Dad Has Some Ideas

by Kairi Look
Liis Sein began her writing career with plays that have been both staged, and awarded in playwriting competitions. She also co-wrote the sc...