Kaur Kender is an Estonian author and entrepreneur. An advertising executive by profession, Kender entered the Estonian literary scene in 1998 with his debut novel "Independence Day". His writing is as controversial and provocative as his own life and personality – he has once said that sometimes he wishes that truck drivers and prostitutes would write more books because they have unusual stories to tell. Kender provided both input and investment to support his fellow Estonian author Robert Kurvitz first through his novel Sacred and Terrible Air, and then later the development of the video game Disco Elysium, which had become a critical darling and financial success for Kurvitz's development team ZA/UM.
About Kaur Kender
An Estonian author who rose to prominence in the early 2000s, he is known for such controversial works as Yuppiegod, Check Out, and Bank Con. His later works include Money and Comeback.
His debut novel, Independence Day, was published in 1998.
An entrepreneur as well as an author, he once worked as an executive for an advertising company.
He was born in Estonia to Pina and Jaan Kender.
He is a contemporary of fellow writer Jonathan Franzen.
Latest information about Kaur Kender updated on May 25, 2020.