Tove Jansson RIP

Thu 5th Jul 2001

Tove Jansson RIPTove Jansson, creator of the Moomin series of novels, has died at the age of 86 following a long illness.. A native of Finland, Jansson worked as an illustrator and artist before publishing her first Moomin book, The Little Trolls And The Great Flood in 1945. Seven more Moomin books followed, the last being Moominvalley in November which was published in 1970.

Jansson's work was translated into 34 languages and she received many awards and honours including the Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1966 and an honorary Professorship in 1995.

- David Stewart

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