Triinu Laan

Triinu Laan (1975) is a manager of cultural activities and a children's writer. She graduated in law from the Tallinn School of Economics and received a master’s degree in cultural management from the University of Tartu in 2018. She is involved in the translation and editing of Võro-language books, and organizes events aimed at the promotion of the Võro language and culture. As an author, Laan has written four children’s books, all of which are in both the Võro (a regional language in South Estonia), and Estonian languages. Her debut work, The Big Black Dog, (published under her previous name Triinu Ojar) received immediate international acclaim and was listed in the White Ravens catalogue.

Profile photo: Argo Ainjärv

 

Bibliography

Translations

Awards

2023
Latvian Children's, Young Adults' and Parents' Jury (Bērnu, jauniešu un vecāku žūrija), nominee (age 9+), (John the Skeleton’s Goings-On)

2022
Nukits competition, 3rd place (John the Skeleton's Goings-On)

2021

Childhood Prize (Tartu Prize for Children's Literature) (John the Skeleton's Goings-On)
The White Raven (John the Skeleton's Goings-On)

2020

Good Children's Book (John the Skeleton's Goings-On)
Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia nominee (John the Skeleton's Goings-On)

2016

Raisin of the Year Award (The Old Broken Cat)
Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia nominee (The Old Broken Cat)

2008

The White Ravens (The Big Black Dog)

2007

Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia nominee (The Big Black Dog)

2006

The Knee-High Book Competition, Special Prize for an animal story (The Big Black Dog)

About the author

2016
Winners of the Raisin of the Year Award are Triinu Laan and Anne Pikkov

Contact info

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