On March 2nd the retrospective Estonian national bibliography volume of “Eesti raamat välismaal 1944-2010” (Estonian Books Abroad 1944-2010) was presented at the Tallinn University Academic Library.
Anne Valmas began compiling the bibliography ten years ago with the goal of adding to her extensive book catalogue “Eestlaste kirjastustegevus välismaal 1944-2000” (Estonian Literary Activities Abroad 1944-2000), which she published to accompany her doctoral thesis. The original catalogue included over 4000 publications and registered Estonian books published by publishers, organizations, and individual publishers abroad.
The brand new bibliography includes 9273 publications that have been published by Estonians living in exile or by their descendants. The bibliography describes many monographs, dissertations, textbooks and other publications that have been published by Estonian scholars in universities, research institutions and publishing houses all over the world. There is also a large amount of fiction, which makes up about 25% of the registered publications.
The Compatriots Program and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia have supported the compilation and publication of this book.