books > Sculptor’s Daughter
Translated by Kingsley Hart
by tove jansson
With an introduction by Ali Smith
Tove Jansson’s first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s. Described as both a memoir and ‘a book of superb stories’ by Ali Smith, Jansson’s startlingly evocative prose offers a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree.
“Each new translation proves a revelation of Jansson’s literary astuteness” Ali Smith