The Tallinn HeadRead literary festival, like Tallinn itself, is small but perfectly formed. Run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators, the festival is a feast, a conversation and a joy, as the beautiful city opens up to interesting writers from all over the world. Winter has fled, the Summer is full of promise, and the festival unfolds as a marvellous party, held by the wittiest hosts, who look after their guests wonderfully well, engaging with them off, as well as on, the podium.
Estonian summers sparkle, because they are so brief, and it seems that everything in this tiny country is slightly smaller, and noticeably brighter, than elsewhere. The humour is sharper, the lessons of history clearer, the old buildings more completely preserved, the audiences more engaged: everything appears more concentrated and intense, from the light to the conversation.
26. May 2016
Interviews with Dmitry Vodennikov
Dmitry Vodennikov visited the morning programme of the ETV+ television station and also had ...
26. May 2016
Registration for walks in Kadriorg, Kalamaja and Nõmme now closed
Registration for literary walks in Kalamaja, Kadriorg and Nõmme is now closed. There are still places available for the walks around the Old Town (in Russian) and in Jason Goodwin's crime fiction workshop (in English) as well as the Prose-reading competition. Register for the walk by emailing email@example.com and for the workshop and competition by firstname.lastname@example.org.
25. May 2016
Pajtim Statovci's talk cancelled
Unfortunately Pajtim Statovci was unable to come to Estonia and his talk is cancelled.