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1 Estonian Children’s Literature in the 21th Century and Translated Newcomers Mare Müürsepp Ass. Prof., Tallinn University

2 Estonian children’s literature in the 21th century Fantasy based on folklore Fantasy about child’s ideas Stories about family and school Hard realism Picture book – multimedial literature Young generation of writers

3 Fantasy based on folklore

4 Fantasy about child’s ideas

5 Stories about family and school

6 Hard realism

7 Picture book – multimedial literature

8 Young generation of writers

9 Translated children’s books Ave Matteus 2005 (Even-Zohar): Translated too much Bounty of non-fiction Translations influence the topic of national literature Translation is cheaper than original; publisher as a flunky of international corporation National literature getting stronger during Gaps in national literature – reflection of today everyday life of young people

10 About fiction, focusing on Series “Pinaccle”, publisher Avita Award of the Tower of Babel – Philip Pullman 2004, Moni Nilsson-Brännström 2005, Louis Sachar 2006, Vladimir Timin 2007

11 Series “Pinnacle” Peter Pohl. Jag är kvar hos er Jan Guillou. Ondskan Marja-Leena Tiainen. Rakas Mikael Hans Olsson. Spelar roll Kristen Boie. Nicht Chicago, nicht hier Helen Beaglehole. Hanging on letting go Kevin Brooks. Lucas …

12 List for Tower of Babel ( ) Translated from English – 63 % Swedish – 11 % German – 6,4 % Finnish – 6,4 % French – 5,1 % Norwegian – 3, 8 % Latvian, Russian, Flemish – 1 book Focus on plot and setting – 80,8 % Character, person’s relations – 16,6 % Historical novel – 2 books

13 Philip Pullman, translator Eve Laur

14 Moni Nilsson-Brännström, translator Allar Sooneste

15 Louis Sachar, translator Leelo Märjamaa

16 Vladimir Timin, translator Arvo Valton


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