August Gailit

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Birthday
9, 1891
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Nov 5, 1960 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1891
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Nov 5, 1960 (69)

About

Estonian writer who rose to prominence during the first half of the Twentieth Century. His best-known works include the novels Muinasmaa and Toomas Nipernaadi.

Before Fame

His first short story, "Kui Paike Laheb Looja," was published in 1910.

Trivia

He co-founded a literary group called Siuru in 1917. Erotic poems written by members of the group were considered scandalous by the general public.

Family Life

He grew up on a farm in Laatre, Estonia. He married actress Elvi Vaher-Nander in 1932.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as fellow writer Oskar Luts.