Author archives: Annika

Kätlin Kaldmaa
Lydia

by Loone Ots
ELM 2/2022
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Kaldmaa’s Lydia is the story of a little girl who grows up to become an esteemed poet. The author undertook the daring task of writing...

Kärt Hellerma
The Blue Mass

By Eret Talviste
ELM 2/2022
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Kärt Hellerma (b. 1956) is an Estonian writer whose debut book, Alchemy, appeared in 1997. She has since published in a variety of genres, ...

Tõnis Vilu
A Gift to the Psychiatrist

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2022
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pp. 51–56 Am I, after the whole course of treatment, a better person now? I’ve screwed up an unbelievable amount of shit over ...

I Am Nature, Too

By Joosep Susi
ELM 2/2022
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Tõnis Vilu is one of the most outstanding and significant Estonian poets today. He has published eight[1] works in less than a decade, ...

Martin Algus, A Writer Not Bound by Borders

By Heidi Aadma
ELM 2/2022
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In 2007, Martin Algus had a dual victory: his problem play Janu (Thirst) and youth play Ise oled! (You Are!) received first and second plac...

Katja Novak: War Needs No Epithets

By Doris Kareva
ELM 2/2022
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Katja Novak (Kateryna Botnar) has lived in Estonia for several years. She is completing a master’s degree in cultural organization at the U...

Anti Saar
Anni’s Things

Kairi Look
ELM 1/2022
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Every new book Anti Saar writes holds a surprise in terms of both topic and style. He has published close to a dozen works; including young...

Kertu Sillaste
Help!

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/2022
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Kertu Sillaste has already been a familiar name to fans of Estonian children’s literature for more than a decade. After initially illustrat...

Piret Raud
The Rooted Garden

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/ 2022
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Although The Rooted Garden is a small book in a soft pink color palette, its message is tremendous and provides a feast of food for thought...

Kadri Hinrikus
The Elephant

Jaanika Palm
ELM 1/2022
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Kadri Hinrikus’s books let the brighter side of life shine through, and are ideal for when dark clouds of worry crowd one’s thoughts or unf...

Rein Raud
The Sun Script

Siim Lill
ELM 1/2022
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Rein Raud is an author, philosopher, and Asian Studies scholar whose works never go unnoticed. Raud’s numerous novels serve as a li...

Eva Koff
Lucid Dreams

Silvia Urgas
ELM 1/ 2022
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Eva Koff’s second novel Lucid Dreams is true to its title, exploring a state of lucid dreaming that is so powerful it cannot be separat...

Kai Aareleid
Pacific Ocean

By Kärt Hellerma
ELM 1/2022
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It’s easy to summarize Kai Aareleid’s novel Pacific Ocean in just a few words: Stella, the protagonist, is cheated on by her hu...

Kiwa
Sources of Rubber Glue

Helena Läks
ELM 1/2022
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Kiwa (Jaanus Kivaste) dabbles in an array of creative fields: he is perhaps best known as an artist but is also a composer, curator, p...

Juta Kivimäe
The Drawing Room

Taavi Kangur
ELM 1/ 2022
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Juta Kivimäe’s debut novel The Drawing Room shared first place in the 2021 novel-writing competition organized by the Estonian Writ...

Loone Ots
Love in a Hopeless Place

By Andrei Hvostov
ELM 1/2022
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Loone Ots’s debut novel won first place in the Estonian Writers’ Union’s 2021 Fiction Contest. Reviewing Loone Ots’s novel, I must t...

Loone Ots
Love

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2022
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5:07 a.m.SALME The snow has compacted into dense drifts. I have to lift my short legs high with every step and bring them down with full...

On Life and Love, Continuously

By Jan Kaus
ELM 1/2022
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In Estonia, an interesting cultural discussion is underway, prompted by a call to celebrate Estonian Literature Day. The proposed date is J...

Anja Salokannel’s 30,000 Grains of Barley

By Veronika Kivisilla
ELM 1/2022
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Anja Esteri Salokannel (b. 1947) is a celebrated Finnish publisher, author, and translator who has received the Order of the White Rose...

Andrei Ivanov: Real Writing Is Disturbing

By Ilona Martson
ELM 1/2022
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Russian-Estonian writer Andrei Ivanov lives with his wife and son in a Soviet-era apartment block on the outskirts of Estonia’s capital. He...