Jüri Talvet

JÜRI TALVET was born in 1945 in Pärnu (Estonia). A graduate of the University of Tartu (1972)

and a PhD by Leningrad (St. Petersburg) University (1981), he chaired from 1992 to 2020

World / Comparative Literature program at Tartu University, where he also founded Spanish Studies.

Today he is Professor Emeritus. In 2016 he was elected member of Academia Europaea.

He has published in Estonian twenty books of poetry and essay. As translated into other languages,

his books of poetry and essay have appeared in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Romanian,

Serbian, Japanese, Catalan and Greek. Since 1996 he has acted as the main editor of

Interlitteraria, international journal for comparative literature. He has been awarded Estonian Annual Prize of

Literature for essay (1986), Juhan Liiv Prize of Poetry (1997), Ivar Ivask Memorial Prize (2002)

Naji Naaman International Literature Honor Prize (for complete works, 2020), Estonian National Science Prize for Lifework (2021),

and Jaan Kross Literary Prize (for world poetry translations, 2022).