Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words available at American Swedish Institute.
Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words available at American Swedish Institute.
Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words available at American Swedish Institute.
Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words available at American Swedish Institute.

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words

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An in-depth, perceptive account of the unconventional life of the Moomins’ beloved creator, now available in the United States

Tove Jansson achieved fame as the creator of the Moomins, yet remarkably, the Moomins were only part of the prodigious creative output of this Finnish-Swedish writer and artist. Weaving together the many threads of her rich, complex life, Boel Westin relies on numerous conversations with Jansson and unprecedented access to her journals, letters, and personal archives to present an engrossing and comprehensive review of the life and world of Scandinavia’s best-loved author.

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Boel Westin is emeritus professor of literature who specialises in children’s and young people’s literature. She is also a researcher, writer and literary critic. She wrote the first doctoral dissertation on Tove Jansson and is internationally regarded for her 2007 biography of Jansson, which went on to be published in six languages (in English as Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words). She has also written on August Strindberg, on historical children’s and juvenile literature, and on animal autobiographies. She is the volume editor for a new history of children’s literature entitled Den Svenska barn- och ungdomslitteraturen från 1300-tal till 2010-tal (Swedish Children’s and Young People’s Literature, 1300s-2010s).