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Jansson was a versatile artist: painter, illustrator, novelist and comic strip author. She was born and died in Helsinki, Finland, and was the daughter of the sculptor Viktor Jansson and the illustrator Signe Hammarsten-Jansson . Her brothers were also artists in different fields. She lived much of her life on a small island in the Gulf of Finland. A Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Finland-Swedish minority. Tove Jansson lived with her partner, the graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilš .
Jansson's Moomin books, originally written in Swedish, have been translated to 33 languages in total. Besides Kalevala and books by Mika Waltari, they are the most translated works of Finnish literature.
- Short biography
- The Moomin Trove - Comprehensive lists of Tove Jansson's Moomin books
- Bibliography on SciFan
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