Author

Astrid Lindgren cover

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Astrid Lindgren

Swedish writer of children's books, song lyrics and screenplays

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (Swedish: [ˈǎsːtrɪd ˈlɪ̌ŋːɡreːn] (listen); née Ericsson; 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays. She is best known for several children's book series, featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US), and for the children's fantasy novels Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart. Lindgren worked on the Children's Literature Editorial Board at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm and wrote more than 30 books for children. In January 2017, she was calculated to be the world's 18th most translated author, and the fourth most translated children's writer after Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Lindgren has so far sold roughly 165 million books worldwide. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique authorship dedicated to the rights of children and respect for their individuality."
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Works

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Ronia the Robber's Daughter

1981 children's fantasy book by Astrid Lindgren

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Mette Ivers

1981

The Brothers Lionheart

1973 Astrid Lindgren chapter book

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Ilon Wikland

1973

Mio, My Son

1954 Astrid Lindgren chapter book

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Ilon Wikland

1954

The Dragon with Red Eyes

short story by Astrid Lindgren

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Ilon Wikland

1985

A Calf for Christmas

Astrid Lindgren book

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Marit Törnqvist

Rasmus and the Tramp

book by Astrid Lindgren

author: Astrid Lindgren

1957

I Don't Want to Go to Bed

1947 Astrid Lindgren children's book

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Birgitta Nordenskjöld

Rasmus, Pontus und der Schwertschlucker

Buch von Astrid Lindgren

author: Astrid Lindgren

1957

Goran’s Great Escape

children book

author: Astrid Lindgren
illustrator: Marit Törnqvist

Articles

1

Skulle kunna flyga... ( 1991 )

article in Leka för livet (1992)

author: Astrid Lindgren

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