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ELM 2020/1

Silvia Urgas
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Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2020
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I could recounthow curacao’s longest bridge is called“our swinging old lady”and passing over the bayyou sure don’t surpass yourselfbut ...

Eia Uus
What It Feels Like for a Girl

By Taavi Hallimäe
ELM 1/2020
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Postimees Kirjastus 2019, 272 ppISBN 9789949669653 Eia Uus’s new novel, What It Feels Like for a Girl, could be catalogued in the “leisu...

Jaanus Vaiksoo
Shoe #39

By Helena Koch
ELM 1/2020
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Ärkel 2019, 184 pp9789949727223 Jaanus Vaiksoo’s Shoe #39 tells the story of 11-year-old Paul, who skips school for the first time in hi...

Kaur Riismaa
Little Ferdinand

By Mihkel Kunnus
ELM 1/2020
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Vihmakass ja kakerdaja 2019, 320 ppISBN 9789949997763 The title page of Kaur Riismaa’s Little Ferdinand includes a promise: “The charact...

Priit Pärn
The Gothamites Go Global

By Pille-Riin Larm
ELM 1/2020
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Tänapäev 2019, 64 pp. ISBN 9789949856268 The outstanding Estonian animated film director Priit Pärn needs no long introduction. His film...

Paavo Matsin
The Congo Tango

By Siim Lill
ELM 1/2020
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Lepp ja Nagel 2019, 232 ppISBN 9789789949014 Paavo Matsin’s new novel is a treat for the author’s long-time fans. The story is fast-pace...

Øyvind Rangøy
Entrails

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2020
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Vihmakass ja kakerdaja 2019, 65 ppISBN 9789949997732 Øyvind Rangøy is a Norwegian poet whose life is tightly entwined with Estonia. His ...

Doris Kareva
Drowse and Shimmer

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2020
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Verb 2019, 128 ppISBN 9789949723867It’s not exactly common for poetry’s charisma to be so great that it reshapes even the most formal and u...

Piret Jaaks
Mommy’s Dragon

By Mari Niitra
ELM 1/2020
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Päike ja Pilv 2019, 36 ppISBN 9789949737635 Piret Jaaks and Marju Tammik’s picture book Mommy’s Dragon may be a treat for little booklov...

Piret Raud
The Garden of Devil’s Milks

By Elisa-Johanna Liiv
ELM 1/2020
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Tänapäev 2019, 208 ppISBN 9789949856206 According to the text on the back cover of Piret Raud’s novel The Garden of Devil’s Milks, this ...

Andrus Kivirähk
Oscar and the Things

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2020
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“Hello, balloon!” Oscar spoke into his mobile. “Can you hear me?” “Why shouldn’t I?” a somewhat nasally voice immediately replied. “I’m...

Memories of Jaan Kross

By Mati Sirkel, Maima Grīnberga and Tiina Ann Kirss
ELM 1/2020
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A speech by Mati Sirkel on Jaan Kross’s 80th birthday celebration at the Estonian Drama Theater, 2000Honorable Jaan!If you would allow me t...

A path a quarter-century long

By Krista Kaer
ELM 1/2020
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A very long time ago, so long now that it came as a great surprise even to myself, Piret Viires and I were the original editors of Estonian...

Jaan Kross –
An Estonian ambassador

By Cornelius Hasselblatt
ELM 1/2020
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When Estonia gained independence in 1918, one of the first tasks of the new state was to tell the rest of the world that it exists. Diploma...