Sven Vabar

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Sven Vabar (b. 1977) has a bachelor’s (2005) and master’s degree (2007) in semiotics and cultural studies from the University of Tartu. He is currently a doctoral student of art history and visual culture at the Estonian Academy of Arts. His thesis deals with the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. He works at the University of Tartu as a managing editor of the Estonian Writers’ Online Dictionary. His fields of interest include experimental literature and art, weird fiction and sound art. Sven Vabar has worked as an arts journalist and written reviews on literature, film, music and sound art. He has edited the collections of articles on Mehis Heinsaar (2011) and by Estonian scholars of science fiction (2013), and also the collection of experimental prose Mitte-Tartu (‘Non-Tartu’, 2012). Vabar has organised the series of sound art events in Tartu called Topofon (from 2010-2017) and written prose. He won the Tuglas short story prize in 2010 for the story Musta lennuki kirik (‘The Church of the Black Airplane’).