Eno Raud is one of the most beloved children’s writers in Estonia. He was born in Tartu, a large city in Estonia, to translator, Valda Aaviste and poet, Mart Raud. Eno studied Estonian language and Literature at the University of Tartu and worked in the National Library of Estonia and the State Publishing House. During the 1960s, Eno decided to retire and devote himself to writing, producing over fifty books of stories and poems during his lifetime. His work has been described as full of subtle humor and wordplay, “displaying a blurring and stimulating connection between the real and the fantastic traits of life.” Drawing from European traditions of folklore and fables, his tales depict an ingenious understanding of the problems of society and everyday life. His children’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and are part of the children’s book classics of Eastern Europe.
Books by Eno Raud
- To know more about Raud’s works and the translations available, visit Estonian Children’s Literature Centre.
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You can read Eno Raud’s full bio and explore Eastern European literature at the Estonian Literature House’s Website.