Maarja Kangro 
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Maarja Kangro 
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Foto © Lilian Merila
* 20.12.1973, Tallinn, Estonija
živi v: Tallinn, Estonija

Maarja Kangro was born in Tallinn, on December 20, 1973, where she currently lives. She has published five collections of poetry, a children's book and three collection of short stories. In 2011, a collection of her poems, La farfalla dell’irreversibilità (The Butterfly of No Return) was published in Italian. Apart from Italian, her poems and short stories have been translated into English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, and Udmurt.

 Foto © Lilian Merila
Among other prizes, she has won the Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Literary Award for poetry (for Heureka, in 2009) and prose (for Ahvid ja solidaarsus, in 2011), being so far the youngest author who has won this award in both categories.

Maarja Kangro writes literary criticism and essays and has written five opera librettos, texts for cantatas and other works of music. She has translated fiction, philosophy (Giorgio Agamben, Umberto Eco, Gianni Vattimo) and poetry by more than 100 poets (e.g. Jacopone da Todi, Giacomo Leopardi, Andrea Zanzotto, Valerio Magrelli, Philip Larkin, Bertolt Brecht, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Ernst Jandl).  In 2003 she won the first prize in the Società Dante Alighieri competition for translations of Italian poetry. She is currently a PhD student in cultural theory at Tallinn University and works as a freelancer.

Objave
  • Kurat õrnal lumel

    poems

    Verb, 2006

  • Puuviljadraakon

    children's book

    Tallinn: Koolibri, 2006

  • Tule mu koopasse, mateeria

    poems

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2007

  • Heureka

    poems

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2008

  • Kunstiteadlase jõulupuu

    poems

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2010

  • Ahvid ja solidaarsus

    short stories

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2010

  • La farfalla dell’irreversibilità

    poetry, Italian

    Roma: Superstripes Press, 2011

  • Dantelik auk

    short stories

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2012

  • Must tomat

    poetry

    Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2013

  • Hüppa tulle

    Short stories

    Tallinn: Nähtamatu Ahv, 2014

  • Nimed, sõnad, nõiamärgid: 4x(4+4)x4 = noor eesti luule

    Names, words, witch's symbols : 4x(4+4)x4 = young Estonian poetry

    8 young Estonian poets in 8 languages

    Tallinn: Eesti Kirjanduse Teabekeskus, 2015

  • Klaaslaps

    novel

    Tallinn: Nähtamatu Ahv, 2016

  • Kind aus Glas

    Roman

    Übersetzt von Cornelius Hasselblatt

    Zürich: Kommode Verlag, 2018

  • Tuul

    poetry

    Tallinn: Nähtamatu Ahv, 2019

Nagrade
  • 2003 First prize in the Società Dante Alighieri competition for translations of Italian poetry

  • 2006 Estonian Children’s Literature Centre’s Best Book of the Year Award for Puuviljadraakon (Fruit Dragon)

  • 2008 Tallinn University Literary Award for Tule mu koopasse, mateeria (Come into My Cave, Matter)

  • 2009 Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Literary Award for poetry for Heureka (Eureka)

  • 2009 Tallinn University Literary Award for Heureka (Eureka)

  • 2011 Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Literary Award for prose for Ahvid ja solidaarsus (Monkeys and Solidarity)

  • 2011 Friedebert Tuglas Short Story Award for the best short story of the year for 48 tundi (48 Hours)

  • 2014 Friedebert Tuglas Short Story Award for the best short story of the year for Atropose Opel Meriva (Opel Meriva of Atropos)

  • 2016 Erster Rödermarkscher Literaturpreis for "Vana armuke" (Der Ex)

  • 2016 Tallinn University Literary Award for Translation

Links
  • Maarja Kangro's renshi.eu poem

    renshi.eu - A European chain poem project in June 2012 with poets from 28 countries

    Website (ee)
  • Maarja Kangro @ Estonian Literature Centre

    Website
  • Bones

    Video / Estonian Literary Magazine

    Website
  • Maarja Kangro @ Transpoesie 2017

    Website
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