Elin Toona Gottschalk

Deanna’s guest this afternoon was Elin Toona Gottschalk, author of Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace. Elin Toona Gottchalk comes from a distinguished family. Her grandfather was the highly respected poet Ernst Enno, and her mother and father both were well-known actors in pre-World War II Estonia. Following a short stint in acting, she turned to writing and has had a successful literary career which includes many prizes. The President of the Republic of Estonia honored her with a medal, White Star V Class, for literary services to Estonia while it was occupied by the Soviets. (MP3)