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Jaan Kaplinski

Son of a renowned Estonian ballerina and a Polish father who died in a goulag, Jaan Kaplinski is a former Estonian parliament member (1992-1995). He is a member of the Universal Academy of Cultures, presided over by Elie Wiesel. In 1997, he received the Literature Award of the Baltic Assembly. He has been nominated for the Nobel Literature Prize.