Jüri Talvet was born in 1945 in Estonia. He received his MA from the University of Tartu in 1972 and his PhD from St. Petersburg University in 1981. He has chaired the Estonian Association of Comparitive Literature since 1994 and is the editor of Interlitteraria, an annual international journal of comparative literature published by Tartu University Press. He has been awarded for his work a number of prizes and distinctions: Juhan Smuul Annual Prize of Literature (in essay, 1986), Juhan Liiv Poetry Prize (1997), Ivar Ivask Memorial Prize of Essay and Poetry (2002), the Order of Isabel the Catholic (for his activity in Spanish studies, 1992), the White Star Order of Estonian Republic (2001), and The Medal of Tartu (2008). With the American H.L. Hix, Talvet has edited and translated a volume of Liiv’s poetry into English.
These works were translated by H. L. Hix.
Courtesy of the poet.
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