Leelo Tungal

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Leelo Tungal in 2010.

Leelo Tungal (born 22 June 1947 in Tallinn) is an Estonian poet, children's literature author, translator, editor and librettist. Her works feature optimism, direct communication with the reader, fluid storytelling, and witty storytelling.[1]

Life[edit]

Tungal studied Estonian literature at the University of Tartu. After her graduation, she has worked as a teacher, editor, drama and literature consultant for the Estonian Puppet Theatre, and as a freelance writer. In 1994, she founded the children's magazine ''Hea Laps'', having worked as its editor-in-chief since then. She has published over 80 books of prose and poetry for children and young adults, has written several libretti for Estonian composers, and has translated children's poetry and plays from Bulgarian, English, Finnish, Russian, and several other languages. She was married to composer Raimo Kangro.

Poetry (a selection)[edit]

  • 1966 Kummaliselt kiivitajad kurtsid
  • 1974 Õitsev kuristik
  • 1979 Veni, vidi, vidiit...
  • 1979 Raamat ja kask
  • 1981 Mullaketraja
  • 1982 Tedre mäng
  • 1986 Valguse aine
  • 1993 Ei nime, ei hinda
  • 1994 Ainus kangelastegu on naeratus
  • 2002 Käsi on valge, süsi on must
  • 2007 Täisminevik

Children's poetry (a selection)[edit]

  • 1976 Koera elu
  • 1978 Hundi lugemine
  • 1982 Väike ranits
  • 1983 Seltsis on segasem
  • 1983 Tondu
  • 1985 Tere-tere
  • 1988 Vana vahva lasteaed
  • 1991 Ema abilised
  • 1992 Aastaring
  • 1993 Põrsas Pamp
  • 1994 Põrsapõli
  • 2000 Marjajuur lume all
  • 2001 Kirjad jõuluvanale
  • 2004 Lepatriinu faksiga
  • 2006 Lätikeelne jäätis
  • 2009 Loomabeebits

Fiction (a selection)[edit]

  • 1978 Ilus vana naine (short stories)
  • 1980 Neitsi Maarja neli päeva (novel for young people)
  • 2008 Seltsimees Laps ja suured inimesed (an autobiographical novel)
  • 2009 Samet ja saepuru (novel, a sequel for Seltsimees Laps ja suured inimesed)

Fiction for children (a selection)[edit]

  • 1983 Pool koera
  • 1986 Kartul, lehm ja kosmonaut
  • 1986 Kirju liblika suvi
  • 1989 Pille, Madis ja teised
  • 1989 Kristiina, see keskmine
  • 1991 Barbara ja suvekoerad
  • 1993 Vampiir ja pioneer
  • 1994 Barbara ja sügiskoerad
  • 1997 Kollitame, kummitame

Awards[edit]

  • 1995 Karl Eduard Sööt Award for children's literature
  • 1997 Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Literary Award for children's literature et:Kultuurkapitali kirjanduse sihtkapitali aastapreemia
  • 1999 Julius Oro Award for children's literature
  • 2000 Karl Eduard Sööt Award for children's literature
  • 2007 Karl Eduard Sööt Award for children's literature
  • 2007 Muhvi Auhind for promoting children's literature
  • 2008 Harjumaa Kultuuripärl (The Culture Pearl of Harjumaa)[1]
  • 2010 Member of IBBY Honour List[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leelo Tungal". Estonian Children's Literature Centre. Retrieved August 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ "IBBY Honour List 2010". IBBY. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Biography Eesti Lastekirjanduse Keskus [2]

Estonian Literature Centre [3]