Taavi Kangur

Taavi Kangur

Taavi Kangur (born 19 July 1974) is a prose writer.

Kangur was born in Kohtla-Järve. He graduated from the School of Law at the University of Tartu with a master’s degree in 2019. Kangur has worked in information technology as a project manager and sales director for more than 20 years. He has been a member of the Estonian Writers’ Union from 2017.

Kangur entered literature with short stories that were published in the science fiction magazine Algernon. He has written several criminal novels. His first novel Kõigile saab kurikaga virutada (‘Everyone Can Be Slammed with a Bat’) achieved the second place at the novel competition of Tänapäev publishers in 2010. Kangur’s novel Häkkerijaht (‘Hunt for Hackers’, 2012) is a fast-paced thriller on the race between Estonian and Russian special services.

The crime novel Sünk jää, otsatu põhi (‘Gloomy Ice, Boundless Bottom’) received the special prize of the Postimees newspaper at the novel competition of the Writers’ Union in 2017. The action of the novel is set in present-day Estonia, but the prosecutor who investigates the murders discovers that the key to the events lies in his own earlier service in the Soviet Army.

In 2014, Taavi Kangur published the manual Kuidas saada kirjanikuks (‘How to Become a Writer’).

L. P. (Translated by I. A.)


Books in Estonian

Kõigile saab kurikaga virutada. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2010, 264 lk. [E-raamat: 2011.]
Nii siis jääbki. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2011, 206 lk. [E-raamat: 2011.]
Häkkerijaht. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2012, 303 lk. [E-raamat: 2012.]
Sünk jää, otsatu põhi. I osa. Tallinn: Post Factum, 2017, 415 lk.

Kuidas saada kirjanikuks?. Tartu: Fantaasia, 2014, 108 lk. [Käsiraamat. E-raamat: 2014.]