Date and place of birth: 27 March 1960 in Tartu, Estonia
Education: Tartu X Secondary School. Estonian Agricultural Academy (Electrification), National University of Tartu (Mathematics), Tallinn Pedagogical Institute (Mathematics)
Membership: Estonian Writers’ Union, Estonian Literary Society, Estonian Authors’ Society, Estonian Performers Association, Estonian Parents Union
Hobbies: web design and programming, music
Published: 44 books, 39 for children
Eike Metspalu (baccalaureus artium):
Heiki Vilep is an author who has had considerable influence over development of Estonian children’s literature scene. Humorous contents and attractive packaging appeals to children who may have previously shunned reading.
I would like to express the hope that with this thesis I have managed to analyse and record the development of one of the Estonia’s future children’s literature classic authors.