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Tove Jansson

Finnish children's writer and illustrator

Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuːve ˈjaːnsɔn] (About this soundlisten); 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-born Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. For her contribution as a children's writer she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1966.

Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson in 1967
Tove Jansson in 1967
BornTove Marika Jansson
(1914-08-09)9 August 1914
Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died27 June 2001(2001-06-27) (aged 86)
Helsinki, Finland
OccupationArtist, writer
NationalityFinnish
Notable worksThe Moomins
Notable awardsHans Christian Andersen Award
1966
Order of the Smile
1975
Pro Finlandia
1976
PartnerTuulikki Pietilä

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Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children. The first such book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland and Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.

Jansson died in Helsinki, Finland from natural causes at the age of 86.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tove Jansson, Who Created Universe of Trolls, Dies at 86". New York Times.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.

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