Letters From Klara
The rich seam that is Jansson's adult prose continues with this penultimate collection of short stories, written in her seventies at the height of her Moomin fame and translated into English for the first time. In these light-footed, beautifully crafted yet disquieting stories, Jansson tells of discomfiting encounters, unlooked for connections and moments of isolation that span generations and decades. Letters From Klara proves yet again her mastery of this literary form.
'Each new translation proves a revelation of Jansson's literary astuteness'. Ali Smith
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories. In her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing five novels and seven story collections, including the classic, bestselling The Summer Book. Thomas Teal has won the Rochester Best Translated Book Award and the Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation (twice) for his translations of Tove Jannson's fiction.