Moomintroll and a china rabbit with Laura Mauro at FantasyCon 2022

This episode was recorded live at FantasyCon 2022 so the sound is a little echoey

Laura is a games writer, Manga translator and the award-winning author of Sing Your Sadness Deep (2019) among other wonderful things. You can follow her on Twitter here, and find out more at

Laura’s choice: Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson

Ali’s choice: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

We mention Tove Jansson’s biography by Boel Westin

I really love Kate DiCamillo’s work, and John Coxon read Flora & Ulysses for the podcast back in November 2021. You can listen again here.

The trailer of The Tale of Despereaux adapted from Kate DiCamillo here

Laura remembers the Japanese cartoons of the Moomins. I love the German stop motion animations. I mention the Moomins on the Riviera film

Thanks as always to Steve Vapour Trails for production assistance and to Jack Sadler-Johnson for the use of his beautiful track Bliss. Thank you to the committee for giving me a programme slot, and to the audience for coming along and asking questions! See you at FantasyCon 2023!


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