Mehis Heinsaar (b. 1973) has been awarded several prestigious prizes for his ction. His surreal, dreamlike stories describe bewildering occurrences in everyday settings, whether in de ance of social conventions or the laws of physics. Born in Tallinn, he grew up in southern Estonia and studied Estonian philology at the University of Tartu. Adam Cullen (b. 1986) is a translator of Estonian literature into English. His translations include two novels nominated for the Cultural Endowment of Estonia's Prize for Literary Translation: Mihkel Mutt's The Cavemen Chronicle (2015) and Rein Raud's The Brother and the Reconstruction (2017). His rst collection of original poetry, Lichen/Samblik, was published in 2017. Originally from Minnesota, USA, he has resided in Estonia since 2007 Tiina Randviir (b. 1952) was born in Tallinn. After graduating from the University of Tartu, she worked for many years in the publishing industry. She has translated a number of authors into Estonian, including Alessandro Baricco, Italo Calvino, Carlo Collodi, Elena Ferrante, Helen Fielding and Brigid Keenan.