Worldwide literature competition HeadRead takes place in Tallinn – Estonian World


The annual worldwide literature competition, HeadRead, within the Estonian capital, Tallinn, brings readers and authors collectively in a comfy ambiance.

The Tallinn HeadRead literary competition is run by Estonian writers, publishers and translators. This small boutique competition goals to convey readers and authors collectively in a extra cosy ambiance. When the competition began in 2009, its goal was to present the readers an concept what the writer thinks of their works, life, artwork, the world.

The identical central motif of the author as a human in a spotlight remains to be adopted to at the present time. “We don’t have friends of honour. All authors are anticipated and cherished. Worldwide authors are additionally most welcome and in 2019 we now have authors from Finland, Sweden and Russian,” the organisers behind the competition mentioned.

International Literature Festival HeadRead

Occasions on the 2019 HeadRead competition vary from literary breakfasts, guided walks and performances to occasions for youngsters and the entire household. The Saturday night occasion, for instance, combines literature and music.

The competition is split between a number of venues over the Tallinn Previous City. The Writers Home (the Estonian Writers’ Union) on Harju avenue serves because the “central hub”.

Worldwide authors

This 12 months’s lengthy lineup of worldwide authors reveals how far the competition has come. From worldwide visiting authors, this 12 months, the best-known ones are most likely Leïla Slimani, Julian Barnes, David Lagercrantz and the Swedish best-selling crime author, Emelie Schepp. Additionally, Philip Gross (he has an Estonian ancestry, by the way in which), who received the T.S. Eliot poetry prize in 2009; Ian Thomson, the writer of the Primo Levi bibliography; thriller author Mick Herron in addition to Toon Tellegen and David Patrikarakos.

All occasions are free, apart from the poetry mass on the St Nicholas’ Church and movie screenings. See extra concerning the schedule for a coming weekend at HeadRead competition programme.

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