The Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 will host 12 events to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Tove Jansson, creator of the beloved Moomin characters. Special guests include biographer Tuula Karjalainenen and Sofia Jansson, Tove’s niece and now Chairman of the Board and Creative Director at Moomin Characters Ltd.
The Moomins were created by Finnish artist Tove Jansson almost 70 years ago. The white trolls inhabiting Moomin Valley are now a worldwide phenomenon and will play a starring role in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 program, together with seminars on their multi-talented creator.
Biographer Tuula Karjalainen will hold a lecture on the “Life and Works of Tove Jansson”, a special look into the life of one of Finland’s most appreciated visual artists, who was born 100 years ago.
Sophia Jansson, Tove’s niece, will share her personal relationship with her aunt’s most beloved adult book in “Tove Jansson: The Summerbook”.
Jansson was also a sharp comic strip artist, once published in 120 newspapers in 40 different countries, ready by over 20 million people daily. Michael Groenewald and Christian Maiwald discuss this work in “Companions for Life: Meet the Moomins”
Find your favorite seminar on the Frankfurt Book Fair website with the search terms “Moomin” and “Tove Jansson”.
Visit the Moomin stand in Hall 3.0 Stand K105 to catch a sneak peak at the official trailer of upcoming feature-length animation “Moomins on the Riviera”.
And don’t miss the opportunity to say “Hallo Moomin!” as Moomin himself will visit the fair on Friday!