Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Ropewalker by Jaan Kross now available in English

The first part of Jaan Kross's epic trilogy 'Kolme katku vahel' has been translated into English and released today under the title 'The Ropewalker'. The novel tells the story of a man who rose from peasant stock to become Estonia's most famous medieval chronicler - Balthasar Russow.
Between Three Plagues
Volume I: The Ropewalker

Jaan Kross is Estonia's best-known and most widely translated author. He was born in Tallinn in 1920 and lived much of his life under the Soviet occupation. He won countless awards for his writing, including The National Cultural Award, The Amnesty International Golden Flame and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. He died in 2007.

"He was one of those who kept fresh the spirits of the people and made us ready to take the opportunity of restoring Estonia's independence." — Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

For more information, please click here: Jaan Kross - The Ropewalker