Jan Kaus

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Jan Kaus
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Jan Kaus in 2010.
Born Jan Kaus
(1971-01-22)January 22, 1971
Aegviidu, Estonia.
Occupation Author
Nationality Estonian
Notable works Õndsate tund, Tema, Miniatuurid, Hetk

Jan Kaus (born January 22, 1971 Aegviidu, Estonia) is an Estonian writer.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Jan Kaus studied education and philosophy in Tallinn. In 1995, he took his teacher's examination.

Kaus currently works as poetry and prose writer and publicist. In addition, he also works as a literary critic, essayist, visual artist, guitarist and translator from English and Finnish.[2]

From 1998 to 2001 Kaus was the editor of the Estonian literary weekly Sirp. From 2004 to 2007 he was chairman of the Estonian Writers' Union (Estonian Eesti Kirjanike liit). Since 2007, he again worked at Sirp.

Jan Kaus is an accurate and shrewd, sometimes sarcastic observer of Estonia, the New Economy and the Internet age. His poetry and prose take up the social problems in Estonia in the 21st century.


  • Üle ja ümber (novellas, 2000)
  • Maailm ja mõni (novel, 2001)
  • Õndsate tund (novellas, 2003)
  • Läbi Minotauruse (collection of essays, 2003)
  • Tema (novel, 2005)
  • Miniatuurid (short stories, 2009)
  • Hetk (novel, 2009)
  • Koju (novel)


  1. ^ Cornelius Hasselblatt, Geschichte der estnischen Literatur Berlin, New York 2006 (ISBN 3-11-018025-1), p 784 (German)
  2. ^ Estonian literary magazine, Estonian Institute, 2000, p144

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