Ilmar Taska grew up in Estonia and studied at the Moscow Film Institute. He works internationally as a producer, director and screenwriter. He made his debut in the literary world with the autobiographical novella Better Than Life. His short story Pobeda, out of which the novel Pobeda 1946 grew, was awarded the Estonian Literature Prize in 2014. Ilmar Taska is a unique phenomenon in Estonian literature. His works have received international accolades and have already been translated into several languages.