Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuːve ˈjaːnsɔn] (listen); 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 in 1967
|Born||Tove Marika Jansson|
9 August 1914
Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
|Died||27 June 2001 (aged 86)|
|Notable works||The Moomins|
|Notable awards||Hans Christian Andersen Award |
Order of the Smile
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.
- "Tove Jansson, Who Created Universe of Trolls, Dies at 86". New York Times.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
- Tove Jansson at www.moomin.com
- Tove Jansson at Schildts
- Tove Jansson and the altarpiece "Ten Virgins"
- Tove Jansson at WSOY (in Finnish)
- thisisFINLAND: People – Tove Jansson: writer, painter and illustrator
- The Moomin Trove Comprehensive lists of Tove Jansson's Moomin books
- Tove Jansson and The Moomin Trove by Finland Travel Club
- Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson (BBC) by Eleanor Yule