Astrid Reinla

Astrid Reinla (born Astrid Kuningas; 1 March 1948 in Tallinn – 1 January 1995 in Tallinn) was an Estonian writer.[1]

Astrid Reinla

Reinla was born in Tallinn. Her father was literary scholar, literary and theatre critic, cultural historian and translator Oskar Kuningas. Her older sister was chess player and journalist Merike Rõtova and her first couisn was actress Helle Kuningas.[2]

In 1974 she graduated from the University of Tartu with a degree in Estonian philology. From 1966 until 1969 she worked as a bibliographer at Estonian National Library. from 1974 until 1976, she worked as a language editor at Eesti Raamat, and from 1976 until 1979, at the journal Horisont. Since 1979 she was a freelance writer.[2]

Besides books she wrote also worked as a screenwriter for the television programs, including the Eesti Televisioon drama series Õnne 13.[2]


  • 1982: collection of short stories "Inimestega"
  • 1985: children's book "Teofrastus"
  • 1987: collection of short stories "Plekk-katus"
  • 1988: children's book "Pätu"
  • 1989: children's book "Miikael"
  • 1994: children's book "Lumeelevant. Krooksjalad"


  1. ^ "Astrid Reinla". EIA - Eesti Ilukirjanduse Andmebaas (in Estonian). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Reinla, Astrid|Tartu ilukirjanduses". Retrieved 6 July 2021.