Advent Calendar – 20
Born into a family of writers and composers 39 years ago today, she is a versatile artist, writing poetry, short stories, childrens books, literary criticism, essays, opera librettos and texts for cantatas. She translates fiction and philosophy from English, German and Italian (e.g. Giorgio Agamben, Umberto Eco) and has translated poetry by more than 100 poets (e.g. Giacomo Leopardi, Philip Larkin, Bertolt Brecht, Hans Magnus Enzensberger).
Advent Calendar door no. 20 reveals the Estonian poet
(with translations into English, Finnish, German, Italian, Russian and Slovenian)
Maarja Kangro was born in Tallinn, Estonia, on December 20, 1973. She has published four collections of poetry and is currently a PhD student in cultural theory at Tallinn University.
Palju õnne sünnipäevaks. Happy birthday, Maarja!