The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia
Mihkel Mutt was born in 1953 in Tartu, Estonia, and studied journalism there. He has edited the cultural magazines Sirp and Looming, with a brief interlude in the early 1990s as an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Besides writing short stories and novels, he has been a versatile author of cultural criticism, feuilletons, and memoirs. He brings to each of these genres his penetrating gaze, analyzing the mores and habits of his contemporaries, various generations, and social groups in a satiric vein that resembles the early Aldous Huxley or the moralists of the Classical Age.