Tõnu Õnnepalu (also known as Emil Tode, Anton Nigov) is an Estonian writer, poet, translator and essayist, born in Nõmme outside of Tallinn in 1962.
After three volumes of poetry (1985-1990), he published the novel "Piiririik" (Border State), his most translated work, which has been published in about 25 languages. "Hind" (The Price"), his second novel, was published in 1995 and is presented here in extracts about the fictitious village of Kalamäe.
His recent books ("The Catalogue of Lies / The English Garden", "Paris. Twenty Five Years Later" etc) are close to self fictional and documentary writing.