Interview with Sophia Jansson and Meet authors from the Baltic countries

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Interview // 12:40-13:00

Moomin Characters Ltd are dedicated to preserving and furthering Tove Jansson’s legacy, but how do they do it? Did you know that Moomins was the first ever TV-program aired in Japan? And is it really true that the character Sophia, in Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book was based upon Tove’s niece, Sophia Jansson? Nordic House head librarian, Erling Kjærbo (FO) interviewed Sophia Jansson (FI), the Chairman of the Board and Creative Director of Moomin Characters Ltd, and Roleff Kråkström (FI), the managing director of Moomin Characters Ltd, about Tove Jansson, the Moomins and nature, during their visit to Reykjavik literary festival 2021.

Meet authors from the Baltic countries // 13:00-14:15

An author talks with Agnese Vanaga and Anna Vaivare from Latvia, Indrek Koff and Kertu Sillaste from Estonia and Jurga Vile and Lina Itagaki from Lithuania. Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir is moderator.