Karl Ristikivi

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Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jul 19, 1977 (64)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
16, 1912
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jul 19, 1977 (64)

About

Twentieth-century Estonian writer and poet who is remembered for his historical novels. His most famous works include The Tallinn Trilogy, The Night of Souls, and The Gates of Sigtuna.

Before Fame

He published his first novel, Fire and Iron, in 1938. Early in his career, he also published several works for children, including The Blue Butterfly, The Flying World, and Chums.

Trivia

His one collection of poetry, The Journey of a Man, received great critical acclaim upon its 1972 publication.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Parnamaa, Estonia. After being drafted into the German army at the beginning of World War II, he escaped to Finland and later, Sweden.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as fellow writer August Malk.