'Fair Play' by Tove Jansson

For many, many years, Scandavian artist Tove Jansson’s internationally popular children’s books, the Moomin books, included the biography that Jansson lived alone. In truth, she lived with her lifelong companion and mate, the filmmaker and artist Tuulikki Pietila…. read more

Tove Jansson: Out of the Closet

I first discovered Tove Jansson’s fifth Moomin book, Moominsummer Madness, while rooting through my stepbrother’s bookshelf shortly before my 9th birthday. The story of floating theatres, Midsummer magic, and a sad girl named Misabel who becomes a great actress was a favorite summer read for several years after. But it would take me two decades, a… read more