New Estonian Literary Magazine is out ({{commentsTotal}})

The Estonian Institute published its twice-annual Estonian Literary Magazine (ELM) for the Frankfurt, Helsinki and Turku book fairs in October.

The fresh issue has a longer introductory article, in which Sirje Olesk describes the life and work of our prominent writer and poet Ellen Niit, especially her contribution to Estonian children’s literature.

Kerti Tergem from the Estonian Literature Center interviews Krisztina Tóth, the acknowledged translator of Estonian literature into Hungarian.

Piret Viires gives an overview about all literary awards issued in 2014, while Kärt Hellerma analyses the results of the recent novel competition.

In the article "Eduard Vilde’s Modernisms and Modernities" Jason Finch and Elle-Mari Talivee examine various aspects about Eduard Vilde.

Rein Raud talks about the relations between life and literature, difficult choices facing the writers during the Soviet era, and about his novel "Reconstruction".

The issue also includes several short outlines of recently published books by Brita Melts, Rutt Hinrikus and Märten Rattasepp.

The web version of ELM is available here.

The Estonian Institute has been publishing ELM since 1995, supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment and the Estonian Ministry of Culture.

It is the only English-language magazine introducing Estonian literature, and it reaches many universities, libraries and publishing houses across the world.

Editor: M. Oll



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