Lindgren, Astrid Anna Emilia

Born: Nov 14, 1907 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 94 years of age.

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

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