Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a Finnish author and illustrator. She is best known
for her Moomin children books, that became internationally famous and
She studied arts and design in Stockholm and
Paris, and had her first solo exhibition in 1943. She wrote the first Moomin book
two years later. In 1966 she received the Hans Christiansen Award, the highest
recognition for a writer or illustrator of children’s books.
González (1931-2018) was a Cuban librarian who served as the National Librarian of
her native country. She was also an honorary fellow and
the Vice-President of the International Federation of Library Associations and
She studied philosophy and literature at
the University of Havana. In 1987 she became the director of José Marti
National Library, a position which she held for ten years.
I’d like to title this stream “Dear Geek Guys” – if you don’t like women in geek culture, get out because it’s not yours. Also, a well-read woman will ALWAYS school you when you try to act the misogynist so go sit down… and read a book written by a woman.
I’m not sure if the autobiography portion is correct though. I know there was a Korean woman who wrote a diary that was published…not sure if it counts as autobiography though, perhaps memoir?
YAAASSSS! So happy this list was made!