Andrus Kivirähk





Andrus Kivirähk


Born
in Tallinn, Estonia
August 17, 1970

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Andrus Kivirähk is an Estonian journalist, playwright and novelist. His writing style can be called self-mocking and sarcastic with dark humour. His best known work "Rehepapp ehk November", a.k.a. "Rehepapp", has been translated to Finnish and Norwegian. "Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu", a bestseller in Estonia, so popular that a board-game was based on it, has been translated to English as "The Man Who Spoke Snakish". These books, as well as his other historical-themed works such as "Ivan Orava mälestused" and "Kalevipoeg" resonated strongly with contemporary Estonian society.

Kivirähk is also the author of the children's book "Leiutajateküla Lotte" and its sequels, and wrote the screenplay for the cartoon based on it.

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Average rating: 4.07 · 6,735 ratings · 338 reviews · 55 distinct works · Similar authors
Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu

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4.17 avg rating — 2,403 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
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Rehepapp ehk november

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4.07 avg rating — 1,722 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Maailma otsas. Pildikesi he...

4.25 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Ivan Orava mälestused, ehk,...

4.17 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Sirli, Siim ja saladused

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4.16 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Kaka ja kevad

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4.14 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Jumala lood

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3.61 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2009
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Liblikas

3.87 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Jutud

3.73 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2005
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Lood

3.69 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“Unpleasant things are like the rain: sometimes they visit us, but there is no point in worrying about them while the sun shines.”
Andrus Kivirähk
tags: life

“Aga jah, Juku, selles on sul õigus küll, et eks see lugemine ole tõesti üks harjumus, sihuke harjumus, mis jääb külge ja pärast enam lahti ei saa, täpselt nagu suitsetamine. Aga suitsetamine on paha harjumus, lugemine on hea. Lugemise harjumus ei tee tervisele midagi. Suitsu sa teed?”
Andrus Kivirähk, Maailma otsas. Pildikesi heade inimeste elust

“Nu, jaren later, zie ik zelf hoe idioot verlegen ik was. Geen wonder dat verlegen wezens zoals wij uitsterven. Wij waren nog slechts schaduwen, die voor zonsondergang nog even lang werden om daarna helemaal te verdwijnen. Ik ben ook verdwenen. Niemand weet dat ik nog leef.”
Andrus Kivirähk, Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu

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