Tove Jansson : Life, Art, Words. The Authorised biography by Boel Westin


The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist, Tove Jansson, achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970. She still remains as Scandinavia’s best loved author.

in this meticulously researched biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Tove Janssons artistic and writing life : from her emergence as a talented artist and illustrator, through her extraordinary creation of the Moomins and the later years of writing novels such as The Summer Book.

We cannot wait to read it ourselves! 


522 pages

16cm x 24cm

’Tove Jansson was a genius, a woman of profound wisdom and great artistry”. Philip Pullman