Tove Jansson’s Moomin books are widely cherished by children and adults alike. They are funny and charming yet haunting and profound. Lovable Moomintroll; practical and sensible Moominmama; spiky Little My; the terrifying yet complex monster, Groke – Jansson’s creations linger in the mind.
Peirene Press, 2012
A Shakespearean drama from icy Finland by Asko Sahlberg
The poems of Eeva-Liisa Manner (1921–95) are lucid yet mysterious. They are haunted by echoes, steps, shadows, reflections; but they evoke ghostliness with utter clarity.
Emily Jeremiah is a British-Finnish academic and translator. She has published translations of poetry and fiction, and in 2008 came joint …