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EstLitFest – Panel Discussion: On Jaan Kross – Celebrating an Estonian icon
14 April, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am
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 an 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 academician 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.
12pm, Theatre | £6, 40mins
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