Vahur Afanasjev (24.08.1979–10.05.2021) (Estonia)
Vahur Afanasjev who unexpectedly died this spring has published seven poetry collections, five novels, a short story collection and a longer story; he has also written articles for several newspapers and magazines.
Afanajev’s work has won numerous prizes, among them his Tünsamäe tigu (The Snail of Tünsamäe) won the the Estonian Cultural Foundation award in 2015 and his novel Serafima ja Bogdan in 2018. In 2019 Afanasjev was nominated the Tartu City Writer. Beside literature, for him music had a special place. He often complemented his poetry either within his own projects or in collaboration with other musicians. He has also written lyrics for songs.
Vahur has left two manuscripts – a poetry collection Tuulevaiksed aastad (The Windless Years) and a novel Rail Baltic. Both will be introduced at the festival.
Thursday, September 23rd