Piret Jaaks(1980) is an Estonian writer and playwright. She studied theatre at the University of Tartu and is currently working on a PhD in dramaturgy at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. In addition to writing almost 20 plays, she is the author of three books, including two for children: Mommy's Dragon and The Secret of the Lost Sock. Two of her children's plays, Elias from the Mainland and The Mumbler, have been staged at Estonia’s most notable children’s theatre. Her play Rights of Passage won first place in the Estonian Theater Agency’s 2019 playwriting competition. Jaaks has received several awards for her creative work.
Currently, she lives in Tallinn with her family and a hairy Jack Russell terrier.
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Tartu Prize for Children's Literature (Childhood Prize), nominee (Mr. Maru's Blueberry Shop)
The Knee-High Book Competition, 1st place (Suur saladus)
The White Ravens (Mommy’s Dragon)
Good Children’s Book (Mommy’s Dragon)