Tove Appelgren


Tove Appelgren is an author, a director and a playwright. Her first book, Vesta-Linnéa and the Monster Mum, was published in 2001. The story about the headstrong young girl with a stressed-out mum gained international interest and since then the books about Vesta-Linnéa have been translated into 13 different languages and nominated for several prizes, including the Finlandia prize.


  • Finlandia Junior Prize 2008
  • Runeberg Junior Prize 2020

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