Letters from Klara

Short stories

Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal
AUD $19.99

Tove Jansson's penultimate collection of short stories, translated into English for the first time.

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.

Author bio:

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.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781908745613
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Sort of
Pub Date: June 2017
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction