Eet Tuule

Eet Tuule (born 31 July 1941) is a prose writer.

Tuule was born in Saaremaa Island. From 1953, he has lived in mainland Estonia. Eet Tuule has two main interests: ornithology and literature. As he had collected thorough bird-counting data as a schoolboy, Eerik Kumari, Professor of Ornithology at the University of Tartu, recommended him to continue his studies at the university, but, for family reasons, the young man could not enter the university. For years, he worked as a locksmith and mechanic. His spare time was filled with ornithology.

For decades, Eet Tuule has published his bird-watching results as popular-scientific articles in the journals Eesti Loodus and Estonian Journal of Ecology. In 2003, Eet Tuule was elected honorary member of the Estonian Ornithological Society.

From 2014, Eet Tuule has been a freelance writer. He has published more than 20 books, among which there are nature stories for children but also crime novels and novels with autobiographical elements. In 2014, Tuule published the collection of nature stories Trompetid udus (‘Trumpets in Fog’) and, in 2015, the children’s book Tagalaane valitsejad (‘Lords of the Deep Forest’). Poisike rukkis (‘Little Boy in the Rye’), published in 2015, is a novel with autobiographical motifs which includes detailed descriptions of landscapes of the Laimjala region in Saaremaa Island.

In the early 2020s, Eet Tuule was one of the most popular authors among the users of libraries.

L. P. (Translated by I. A.)

Books in Estonian

Poisike rukkis: elu sõjajärgses Eestis lapsepilguga. Tallinn: Hea Lugu, 2015. 319 lk.
Sundsuvitaja. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2016. 246 lk.
Juured ja võrsed. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2017. 239 lk.
Eraku eksitus. Tallinn: E. Tuule, 2018. 223 lk.
Jaanituli käopesas. Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2018. 243 lk.
Metsatalu saladused. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2018. 222 lk.
Kuristik raiesmikul. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2019. 235 lk.
Päevikukütid. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2019. 263 lk.
Tiivuline tunnistaja. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2019. 265 lk.
Kimalased Piksekivil. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2020. 268 lk.
Saatuslik ratsukäik [põnevik]. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2020. 221 lk.
Valede veski. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2020. 232 lk.
Peeglikillud. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2021. 254 lk.
Rästikuvälu: ulmepõnevik. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2021. 239 lk.
Ahistavad saladused. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2022. 238 lk.
Luhtunud piknik. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2022. 213 lk.
Üksainus isiklik elu. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2023. 206 lk.

Short prose
Trompetid udus: jutte looduspäevikutest. Tallinn: Koolibri, 2014. 159 lk.

Children’s books
Tagalaane valitsejad. Tallinn: TEA Kirjastus, 2015. 149 lk.

Keset ilu ja valu: elust 1960. aastate Eestis. Tallinn: Eesti Raamat, 2017. 207 lk.