Andrus Kivirähk

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Andrus Kivirähk
Andrus Kivirähk. 2009.
Andrus Kivirähk. 2009.
Born (1970-08-17) 17 August 1970 (age 48)
Tallinn, Estonia

Andrus Kivirähk (born 17 August 1970) is an Estonian writer. As of, 2004, 25,000 copies of his novel Rehepapp ehk November (Old Barny aka November) had been sold, making him the most popular 21st century Estonian writer. His new book Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu (The Man Who Spoke Snakish) (2007) has been one of the top selling books in Estonia. He has been a member of the Estonian Writers' Union (in Estonian: Eesti Kirjanike Liit) since 1996.

Radio work[edit]

Andrus Kivirähk and Mart Juur host a humorous and satirical weekly radio show "Rahva Oma Kaitse" (People's Own Defense) on the Raadio 2 channel of Estonian public broadcaster ERR. Every time the Eurovision Song Contest takes place, it's also aired on Raadio 2, but then Juur and Kivirähk air a 'special' on top of the live broadcast.

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External links[edit]


  • Heinapuu, Ott; Kikas, Katre (2004). "Folk Belief or Anecdote? On the Genre Logic of Rehepapp by Andrus Kivirähk in the Context of Folklore Genres" (PDF). Folklore. Tartu, Estonia: Institute of Estonian Language, Estonian Folklore Archives. 26: 101–112. ISSN 1406-0957. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  • Estonian Literature Information Centre