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Estlitfest: On Jaan Kross - Celebrating An Estonian Icon

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

Panel discussion: On Jaan Kross – Celebrating an Estonian Icon with Christopher MacLehose, Ian Thomson, Jaan Undusk

The late Jaan Kross is Estonia’s best-known and most widely translated author. He survived both the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Estonia, won countless awards for his writing, and was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Christopher MacLehose, Ian Thomson and Jaan Undusk discuss the life of this Estonian icon.

Christopher MacLehose is a British publisher and champion of translated fiction. He founded his eponymous imprint The MacLehose Press in 2008.

Ian Thomson is a freelance journalist and writer. He was one of the last to interview Primo Levi and the first to journey in his tracks as a biographer. His biography Primo Levi has been highly praised and won the WH Heinemann Award.

Jaan Undusk is an academic and eminent literary scholar. He is also a celebrated novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is the director of the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre.