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ELM 2017/2

Maimu Berg
A women’s self-esteem booster

By Aita Kivi
ELM 2/2017
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The Estonian writer and politician Maimu Berg (71) mesmerizes readers with her audacity in directly addressing some topics that are even see...

Maarja Kangro
The pain treshold

An interview by Tiina Kirss
ELM 2/2017
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Several years ago, Maarja Kangro began publishing bold, sometimes stylistically grating and riotous poetry and prose in Estonian. She is als...

Maarja Kangro
The Glass Child

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2017
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, ~3:00 PM   My throat hurt and felt swollen. At first, I thought I’d caught a cold from the open wi...

Poetry by Vladislav Koržets

Translated by Adam Cullen
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Cycle The night before last Wednesday, my pup died of infection, and was laid to rest out back until the resurrection. He won’t be poki...

Vladislav Koržets
“Here I am now!”

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Vladislav Koržets (1951) is a long-time celebrity Estonian writer and fisherman, whose poetry debut Songs or Such (Laulud või nii) appeared ...

Siuru
in the winds of freedom

By Elle-Mari Talivee
ELM 2/2017
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Siuru, a literary group of the utmost importance in Estonia’s cultural context, was founded in May 1917. It was the second-to-last year of W...

Fear and loathing
in little villages

By Mari Klein
ELM 2/2017
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Over the last few years, the writers Birk Rohelend and Katrin Pauts have set out to enrich the Estonian crime genre with grim, trying tales ...

Job Lisman
Being led by literature

An interview by ELM
ELM 1/2017
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Job Lisman is the editorial director of Prometheus/Bert Bakker Publishers in the Netherlands, which publishes such bestselling authors as Je...

Estonian Literary Awards
2016

By Piret Viires
ELM 2/2017
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Jaan Kaplinski received a lifetime creative achievement award from the Republic of Estonia. Andrei Ivanov was likewise recognized for his cr...

Urmas Vadi
Neverland

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Urmas Vadi. Neverland Kolm Tarka, 2017. 352 pp Issues of identity remain topical in Estonian literature, and are addressed by Urmas Vadi...

Armin Kõomägi
The Secret
of My Eroticism

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Armin Kõomägi. Minu erootika saladus. (The Secret of My Eroticism) Sebastian Loeb, 2017. 238 pp Kõomägi has commented that the most intr...

Maimu Berg
Hitler in Mustjala

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Maimu Berg. Hitler Mustjalas (Hitler in Mustjala) Short Stories Tuum, 2016. 221 pp Hitler sells; it’s true. He’s become one of modern s...

Eda Ahi
Harbor

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Eda Ahi. Sadam (Harbor) Tallinn, Verb, 2017. 48 pp ISBN 9789949984152 Eda Ahi is a self-standing great of contemporary Estonian poetry....

Elo Viiding
Consciousmaker

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Elo Viiding, Teadvuselooja (Consciousmaker). Tallinn, Tuum, 2016. 64 pp ISBN 9789949979431 Consciousmaker begins in a psycho-mythologic...

Kristjan Haljak
Conceptio Immaculata

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Kristjan Haljak. Conceptio Immaculata. Tallinn, Vihmakass ja Kakerdaja, 2017. 65 pp ISBN 9789949811212 Kristjan Haljak is the only cred...