Mihkel Mutt

Mihkel Mutt is a writer and columnist renowned for his intriguing style. Originally a theatre and literary critic, he made his debut as a writer in the 70s and has published close to 40 titles, in all genres except poetry and epic. In recent years he has focused on reporting history and current affairs with biting irony and wit, for example The Inner Immigrant (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017, translated by Adam Cullen).

Saturday, 14 April

What now, Europe? A future of nation states from Estonia’s perspective

With Mihkel Mutt, Tiina Intelmann and Rosie Goldsmith

Mihkel Mutt is not just a versatile writer, columnist and critic (and Author of the Day at London Book Fair); he also held key positions in Estonian politics. At EstLitFest, he is joined by the Estonian Ambassador to the UK, Tiina Intelmann, to take Estonia’s perspective on Europe in transformation. Rosie Goldsmith chairs.

Mihkel Mutt is an Estonian writer and a versatile columnist on domestic and world politics. He began his career as a theatre and literary critic as well as a parodist, and his literary debut transpired in the late 1970s. Since then, he has published close to 40 books in all genres except poetry and long epic. He has held a variety of jobs ranging from journalist to dramaturg to propaganda boss at the Estonian Foreign Ministry.

H.E. Tiina Intelmann is Estonia’s ambassador to the UK since 2017. She has served as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations and is the first woman to have headed the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court. She has also served as European Union Ambassador in Africa.

Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist. In 20 years on the BBC staff she has travelled the world covering events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid in South Africa. She is also the founder of the European Literature Network.

2pm, Theatre | £6, 40mins

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