Madli Lippur

About Madli Lippur


Madli Lippur (b. 1984) is a prose author.

She studied Estonian philology at the University of Tallinn, and language editing for her master’s degree; during that time she also worked as an editor. In 2016 she won the Tänapäev publishing house’s novel competition with the novel June. Julien (2016), for which she also won the Betti Alver prize for a debut in 2017.

Her remarkable first novel is a beautiful, sensual and detailed love story in epistolary form, the complexity and novelty of which lies in the fact that the lovers are a young girl and a middle-aged man, who are moreover a half-sister and half-brother. Set in a French context, the work faces the reader with a possible obstacle: how to relate to a love in which beauty and delicacy confront moral issues and taboos.

A. K. (Translated by C. M.)


Books in Estonian

June. Julien. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2016, 328 lk.