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Ilmar Tomusk

Biography

Ilmar Tomusk (1964) is a civil servant and children’s writer. He graduated from the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute in Estonian language and literature education, and currently works as Chief Director of the Estonian Language Inspectorate. Tomusk has written more than 30 children’s books. His humorous stories, which alternate between elements of realism and fantasy, tell of clever, busy children’s everyday activities and adventures. Testament to his popularity among young readers are his three Nukits Awards in addition to several other reader’s-choice prizes.

Profile photo: Dmitri Kotjuh

Digi-Crazy School

Illustrator: Hillar Mets
2015, 176 pp
ISBN: 9789949565054
fiction, storybook

Привет, Волли!

Illustrator: Kirke Kangro
Translator: Maia Melts
Aleksandra
2012, 128 pp
ISBN: 9789949933426
fiction, storybook
2020
Nukits Competition, 3rd/4th place (The Detectives of Sunnywood Retirement Home)

2019

Raisin of the Year Award (Unrelated Relations)
Good Children’s Book (Unrelated Relations)

2018

Nukits Competition, 1st place (Adventures of an Amateur Time Traveler, Adventures in a Parallel World)
Good Children’s Book (Wolf’s Friends)

2016

Nukits Competition, 1st place (The Criminal Summer Break, The Criminal Road-Trippers, The Criminal Bank President)
“Järje Hoidja” Award of the Tallinn Central Library (The Criminal Bank President: The Forensics Kids are Back)

2014

Nukits Competition, 1st place (The Forensics Kids of Class 3A, The Criminal Hot-Dog Pastries, The Criminal School-Pops)

2013

“Järje Hoidja” Award of the Tallinn Central Library (The Forensics Kids of Class 3A)

2012

Good Children’s Book (The Forensics Kids of Class 3A)

2011

Annual Children’s Literature Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Volli's Old Tricks)
Good Children’s Book (Volli's Old Tricks)

2004

Republic of Estonia Order of the White Star, V Class