Andrus Kivirähk

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Andrus Kivirähk
Andrus Kivirähk. 2009.
Andrus Kivirähk. 2009.
Born (1970-08-17) 17 August 1970 (age 49)
Tallinn, Estonia
NationalityEstonian

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.

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Rehepapp ehk November (2000)
  • Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu (2007)
  • "Memoirs of Ivan Orav, or the Past as Azure Mountains" (Ivan Orava mälestused, ehk, Minevik kui helesinised mäed), 1995
  • Tilda ja tolmuingel (Tilda and the Dust Angel), FD Distribution 2018, illustrated by Takinada
  • Carnival and Potato Salad (Karneval ja kartulisalat), Varrak 2015, illustrated by Heiki Ernits
  • Oskar and the Things (Oskar ja asjad), Film Distribution 2015, illustrated by Anne Pikkov
  • Big Toell (Suur Tõll ), Varrak 2014, illustrated by Jüri Arrak
  • A Frog Kiss (Konna musi), Varrak 2013, illustrated by Anne Pikkov
  • Poo and Spring (Kaka ja kevad), Varrak 2009, illustrated by Heiki Ernits
  • Lotte from Gadgetville (Leiutajateküla Lotte), Eesti Joonisfilm 2006, illustrated by Heiki Ernits
  • Limpa and the Pirates (Limpa ja mereröövlid), Varrak 2004, 2009, 2013, 2018, illustrated by Anni Mäger
  • Lotte’s Journey South (Lotte reis Lõunamaale), Varrak 2002; Eesti Joonisfilm 2012, illustrated by Regina Lukk-Toompere
  • Onions and Chocolate (Sibulad ja šokolaad), Varrak 2002, illustrated by Ivo Uukkivi
  • Sirli, Siim and the Secrets (Sirli, Siim ja saladused), Varrak 1st ed. 1999, 9th ed. 2015, illustrated by Ilmar Trull
  • Giraffe (Kaelkirjak), Tiritamm 1995, illustrated by Anu Kalm; Tänapäev 2000, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2016, illustrated by Heiki Ernits

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References[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