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Lindgren, Astrid Anna Emilia

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Authors

1907 – Born in Nas farm outside Vimmerby, Sweden; birth of a Swedish children’s book author

 

1924-1926 – Became a reporter at the local newspaper, Wimmerby Tidning

 

1940 – Censored letters for her work at the Swedish intelligence service

 

1944 – Won second prize in a competition held by the newly founded publishing house Raben and Sjogren with her novel entitled Britt-Marie Unburdens/Opens Her Heart

 

1945 – Won in the same competition for the book Pippi Longstocking

 

1946-1970 – Between these years, she was a book editor at Raben and Sjogren

 

1948 – Got assigned to USA by the ladies’ magazine Damernas Varld to write short essays

 

1940s-1950s – Published the book Kati in America, a collection of short essays inspired by her trip to USA

 

1952 – Her husband died

 

1976 – She published a story in Expressen which led to a stormy tax debate

 

1986 – Her son Lars died

 

1993 – Received the Right Livelihood Award which is also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize

 

2002 – Died at the age of 94 publishing over 100 books