Festival insert in the Postimees daily and catalogue

Have a great start of the festival week! Starting from today, the special insert about the HeadRead festival in the Postimees daily is available (in Estonian only). It features more information on events and guests and a look back at the last 10 years of the festival. The catalogue (in Estonian and English) is also soon available … Continued

HeadRead – a Pentecost of tongues

Jason Goodwin ‘If upon upon my demise God presents me with a choice between an eternity in Heaven or a week at a Headread Festival, I’ll say, “Put me on the next bus to Tallinn, Oh Lord.”’ – Jon Steele I’m sitting in the British Ambassador’s residence in Tallinn, which is a rather beautiful Nordic-inspired … Continued

HeadRead begins cooperation with Helsinki Lit and the Norwegian Literature Festival

Last week, representatives of the Helsinki Lit and Norsk Litteraturfestival visited Tallinn and met with a representative of our very own HeadRead festival. Since all three festivals are held very close to each other, it was decided that the three festivals would cooperate in the future. This cooperation begins already in 2018, when John Freeman and Domenico Starnone will attend all three festivals. Additionally, … Continued

Jason Goodwin on the HeadRead festival

As our festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this spring, a look back from an international viewpoint by Jason Goodwin is in store. In the meantime, enjoy his wonderful piece from 2014.  The success of the annual HeadRead Festival must have something to do with the seasonal thaw. Summer is on its way – and … Continued

HeadRead announces first authors for its 10th anniversary festival

The HeadRead literary festival is happy to announce the first international guests of the upcoming festival, which celebrates its 10th year from 23 to 28 May 2018. The guests include crime writer Martin Edwards (UK), children’s author Timo Parvela (Finland), novelist, biographer and columnist A. N. Wilson (UK), poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie (UK), poet … Continued

HeadRead festival at the Kirjandustänava festival

This weekend, on 9 September, the Tallinn Literary Centre will organise the first Kirjandustänava (Street of Literature) festival, and HeadRead festival will also take part. The HeadRead tent will provide information about past and future festivals and festival merchandise and books will be sold. Members of the organising team will also give literary performances: 13.00 … Continued

Words of gratitude

Summer is taking its time reaching Estonia, so this is a good chance to extend the festival mood just a little bit more and thank all the wonderful people who helped make this festival so memorable and cosy. International guests Jelizaveta Aleksandrova-Zorina, David Almond, Graeme Macrea Burnet, Davide Cali, Yolanda Castano, Simon Clark, Ann Cleeves, … Continued

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