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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“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

“So great is the sea and so tiny are we.”
Andrus Kivirähk, Mees, kes teadis ussisõnu

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