An evening in celebration of Tove Jansson, the novelist

Monday, March 21, 2011; 6:30 p.m.

Sophia Jansson, the niece of the late Tove Jansson and the chairman of Oy Moomin Characters, Ltd, will speak about her famous aunt in conversation with Thomas Teal, translator of Jansson’s novels, and Aili Flint, the head of Columbia University’s Finnish Studies Program. Tuomas Hiltunen will moderate the panel and actors Taina Elg and Heli Sirviö will perform short, dramatic readings from the novels. Ambassador Ritva Jolkkonen, Consul General of Finland in New York, will introduce the evening.

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York City
Free and Open to the Public
Reception Immediately Following the Program
Reservations recommended.
Call 212.847.9740 or email
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And, in April, don’t miss translator Thomas Teal at Harvard Bookstore where he will speak about translating Tove Jansson’s works from the original Swedish.

Friday, April 8, 2011; 3 p.m.
Harvard Bookstore
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661–1515

Tove Jansson’s novels, The Summer Book, The True Deceiver, and Fair Play, are published in the NYRB Classics series.
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