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ELM 2020/2

Recent translations

By Estonian Literature Centre
ELM 2/2020
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English JONAS TAULÖömõttedA Serious ThoughtPublished by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 202064 pages Finnish JAAN KROS...

Maarja Kangro
Wind

By Siim Lill
ELM 2/2020
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Nähtamatu Ahv 2019, 120 pp.ISBN 9789949013357 Maarja Kangro holds an unshakeable position on the Estonian literary scene. Her poetry, pr...

Peedu Saar
Veronicas

By Piret Viires
ELM 2/2020
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Tallinn: Paradiis, 2019. 182 pp.ISBN    9789949741212Peedu Saar’s Veronicas is a dreamily sentimental romance that reads as ...

Tõnis Vilu
Emotional Upbringing

By Kerstin Vestel
ELM 2/2020
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Häämaa 2020, 93 pp.ISBN 9789949016594 Emotional Upbringing: Japanese Death Poems is Tõnis Vilu’s seventh poetry collection. On his blog,...

Andrus Kivirähk
The Horned Blue Beast

By Maarja Vaino
ELM 2/2020
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EKSA, 2019. 296 pp.EAN 9789949684045 The Horned Blue Beast (2019) is the fifth novel by Andrus Kivirähk – a satirist, incredibly prolifi...

Gerda Märtens
The Northern Lights

By Jaanika Palm
ELM 2/2020
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Koolibri 2020, 40 ppISBN    9789985043738 Gerda Märtens, one of the most unique and fascinating illustrators in Estonian children’s lite...

Kärt Hellerma
Koidula’s Hand

By Helena Läks
ELM 2/2020
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Tuum, 216 pp.ISBN 9789949743308 Kärt Hellerma’s collection Koidula’s Hand contains ten dissimilar short stories, the characters of which...

Mait Vaik
Sad Little Autumn

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2020
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Puiestee, 2018. 302 pp.ISBN    9789949728220 Sad Little Autumn, by Mait Vaik, who is best known in Estonia as a musician,...

Kairi Look
Piia Biscuit and the Bandits

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2020
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Illustrated by Ulla Saar.Tänapäev, 2019. 142 pp.EAN 9789949856473 Kairi Look has thoroughly proven herself in the field of Estonian chil...

Martin Algus
Something Real

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2020
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Leo We had nothing left.             It had been that way for some time alread...

Poetry by Elo Viiding

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2020
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From the collection Just About Love Girls’ toys These girls have no mothers;the mothers are with the boys.With the brothers who can n...

Elo Viiding and Kristjan Haljak
4+4

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Elo Viiding’s debut poetry collection Telg (Axis) was released in 1990; her fifteenth and latest collection Ainult armastusest (Just Ab...

Poetry by Carolina Pihelgas

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2020
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p. 12 ON SPACES Sometimes it seems like everything begins with departures. That not distances, but spaces, are what matters. Thei...

Mudlum
Polish Boys

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2020
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Man has the mind of an animal. Inside, he fails spectacularly to draw a line between a little fun and the misery of lifelong rearing and re...

Jan Kaus
Sublimations

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2020
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There lived a man who was in the habit of saying: “Be what may, but may there be order at home!” The man believed that people were created ...

On the Openness of Literature

By Jan Kaus
ELM 2/2020
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It isn’t a stretch to assert that literature is an art of solitude. This especially true in comparison with other creative practices: many ...

Mudlum
Polish Boys

By Helena Läks
ELM 2/2020
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EU Prize for Literature Laureate 2020 To write about one of the most distinctive and vibrant cultural groups to emerge in Estonia in rec...