Tove Jansson biography WORK AND LOVE sold to Denmark

We are happy to announce that Tove Jansson biography Work and Love by Tuula Karjalainen has been sold to Turbine forlaget in Denmark. This is the 10th foreign sales for this classic biography of the beloved Moomin author.

Tove Jansson: Work and Love is the definitive biography of one of the most unique and beloved children’s authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland.


Rights sold:
CHINA, Shanghai Cai Qin Ren Culture Diffusion
DENMARK, Turbine
FINLAND, Schildts & Söderströms (Swedish)

GERMANY, Urachhaus
JAPAN, Kawade Shobo Shinsha

NORWAY, Heinesen
SWEDEN, Norstedts


Reading materials:
Finnish edition
English PDF

About author

Tuula Karjalainen

Dr. Tuula Karjalainen is a Finnish art historian and non-fiction writer who has previously worked as a director of the Helsinki Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. As the author of Tove Jansson’s biography, Tuula Karjalainen has become an expert not only on Jansson’s works but also on her several decades of personal correspondence and journals.


2013, General Nonfiction, Memories & Biographies

Tove Jansson: Work and Love

Tuula Karjalainen