Photographer: Dimitri Kotjuh

Reeli Reinaus is a folklorist and writer for children and youth. She graduated from the Tartu Academy of Theology, and received a master’s degree in Estonian and comparative folklore from the University of Tartu. On 2018 Reinaus received a MA degree in Documentary Film at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University. Reinaus has worked at the University of Tartu and currently works at the Estonian Literary Museum. She has written more than 20 books for children and young adults, and has won numerous awards in the My First Book children’s story competition, as well as in the Youth Novel Competition. The author has a flair for writing about young adults’ everyday lives and problems in the crime and fantasy formats.