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Ali Smith celebrates Tove Jansson

Dulwich Books
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Part of Dulwich Literary Festival
£25 or £40 including a copy of Winter (RRP £16.99). Your ticket includes entry to the Tove Jansson (1914-2001) exhibition.

Join us for an evening with novelist Ali Smith, who will be discussing how she has been inspired by the writing of Tove Jansson, for whose books she has written extraordinary introductions.

Ali Smith is the author of four collections of short stories and her novels include The Accidental, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize, and How to be both, which won the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Folio Prize. Her latest books are Autumn, reflecting on Britain after the European Referendum of 2016, and Winter, which is published at the beginning of November.

One of the most celebrated illustrators and writers of the 20th century, Tove Jansson is known internationally as creator of the Moomin characters and books, a phenomenon which continues to stretch across generations. This exhibition - the first UK retrospective of her work - will reveal the unwavering passion that kept her working and exhibiting as an accomplished fine artist alongside her career in graphic illustration.

Your ticket includes entry to the Tove Jansson (1914-2001) exhibition, open exclusively to ticket holders before and after the talk from 18:00 - 22:00.

Image credit: Sarah Wood