Jaan Kross (1920-2007) was Estonia's most prominent twentieth-century writer. As a poet, novelist, and short story writer, he portrayed Baltic life under Czarist, Nazi, and Soviet occupation, always having to work around the demands of the censors. His best-known work is a trilogy of novels, Between Three Plagues, set in the 16th century. Eric Dickens is a freelance translator. In addition to two other works by Jaan Kross, he has published translations of two books by Mati Unt for Dalkey Archive. Although Estonian is his primary translation language, he has also published translations from Swedish and Danish.