Guests of HeadRead 2023: Mikhail Shishkin

We are happy to present Mikhail Shishkin – we are happy to welcome him back for the third time. While most recently, he is best known as a critic of Putin’s Russia, his body of fiction has also met great acclaim. Find out more on his profile.

Mother Tongue Day 2023

On 14 March, Estonia celebrates Mother Tongue Day. Anyone interested in learning Estonian can take a peek on the Global Estonians website that offers information to the diaspora and anyone with a soft spot for Estonia. In Estonia, you can attend the public reading of Estonian texts at the Office of the President of Estonia. … Continued

Guests of HeadRead 2023: Anthony Horowitz

Leading up to the festival approaches, we are happy to bring you the diverse selection of guests you can meet this spring in Tallinn. We will begin with Anthony Horowitz, who hardly needs any introduction to Estonian and international audiences alike, both as a screenwriter and author, most notably for his contribution to series such … Continued

Estonian Literature Day

On 30 January this year, the Estonian Literature Day is celebrated for the first time with many events across the country and in Estonian communities abroad. It is also a good opportunity to recommend some English-language resources for getting to know and staying up to date with Estonian literature. The Estonian Literature Centre has extensive … Continued

Notes on translation

Jan Kaus The conflict of natura v. cultura is deeply ingrained in the Western way of thinking. However, language can easily be compared to nature – the variety of species is decisive in both. Similarly to nature, many species of language are endangered or extinct. Looking at the Western Baltic languages, we can see that … Continued

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