The HeadRead literary festival is postponed until September 

Press release 19 March 2020 Due to the declaring of an emergency situation in Estonia to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the HeadRead literary festival will not take place during its usual dates, that is, the end of May, and will be held in early autumn. This year’s literary festival is held from 9 … Continued

Developments related to the coronavirus

Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the state of emergency declared in Estonia, the organisers of HeadRead are closely monitoring the situation and will make a decision about the time of the festival as soon as possible. In the mean time, stay safe, follow the instructions of authorities (Estonian Health Board, Ministry of … Continued

Winners of the #raamaturead photo competition

This winter, we announced a photo competition to celebrate the bookshelves of all book lovers. We are happy to announce that the following submissions were the lucky winners:     We kindly ask the winners to contact Ingrid Velbaum-Staub. Congratulations and many happy reads!

Leïla Slimani and Indrek Koff on ETV2

On Saturday 15 June at 22.00 ETV2 broadcast their recording of Leïla Slimani and Indrek Koff who met on the stage of the Estonian Writers’ Union on Sunday 26 May. You can watch it again on the website of ETV2.

HeadRead on Tallinn Television

In addition to full-length recordings of events that are yet to be broadcast, the Tallinn Television also recorded several interviews at the festival. The following videos are currently available: Interviews with Erling Kagge and Merete Mazzarella Interview with Krista Kaer  

David Lagercrantz and Mari Rebane on ETV2

On 8 June at 22.00 ETV2 broadcast the conversation of David Lagercrantz and Mari Rebane that was originally held on Sunday 26 May at the Estonian Writers’ Union. You can watch the conversation again on the ETV2 website.

Julian Barnes and Jan Kaus on ETV2

On Saturday 1 June, ETV2 22 broadcast their the talk of Julian Barnes and Jan Kaus, originally held at the Estonian Writers’ Union on Saturday 25 May. It can be watched on the website of ETV2.

Thank you

The festival bustle has slowed down but the air is still full of emotions that should tide us over until the next year. Naturally, this was made possible by the contribution of many peoole and we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to them! International guests Narine Abgarjan, Julian Barnes, Mattias Berg, Inga Gaile, Philip … Continued

HeadRead talks on ETV2

The first to be broadcast on the ETV2 channel on Saturday 1 June at 10 pm EEST is the talk of Julian Barnes and Jan Kaus, which originally took place on Saturday 25 May at the Estonian Writers’ Union. The talk of David Lagercrantz and Mari Rebane (originally held on Sunday 26 May) will be shown … Continued

Fifth day of the festival in images

This year’s festival has drawn to a close. The last day – and all other previous days – can be relived through Dmitri Kotjuh’s wonderful photos. Additionally, the recordings of ERR will soon be broadcast – more information to follow in a new post.

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