1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000

 

Astrid’s books and stories are loved by a tremendous amount of people. (and presumable animals to, since they do have a strong spokesperson in Astrid). The liking in her work appeals to numerous countries worldwide.

Below follows a selection of awards, honours and honours of achievements that Astrid's been conferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944

Second prize in the Rabén & Sjögren prize competition for girl books with her book Britt-Mari.

 

1945

Pippi Longstocking wins First Prize in the Rabén & Sjögren prize competition for children books.

 

1946

The Swedish Daily Paper litterateur award for Pippi Longstocking

Shared First Prize in the Rabén & Sjögren prize competition for youth detective books with the Bill Bergson Master Detective

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1950

Nils Holgersson plaque for Nils Karlsson-Pyssling (Swedish Local Library Association)

 

1956

Deutscher Jugendbuchpreis, Sonderpreis for Mio, My Son

 

1957

The Swedish State Award for Writers of High Literary Service

 

1958

The HC Andersen Medal for Rasmus and the Vagabond

(International Board of Books for Young People, IBBY)

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 1959

 New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Award for Sia lives on Kilimanjaro

 

1965

Swedish State Award for Literature

 

1966

Swedish Ladies Paper Literature Scholarship

 

1967

Rabén & Sjögren and Friedrich Oetinger establish the Astrid-Lindgren Award

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1970

The Swedish newspaper Expressen “Heffaklump” for Emil and Piggy Beast

Receives the Golden Ship Award of the Swedish Society for the Promotion of Literature

the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Christmas in the Stable by Harald Wiberg

 

1971

The Swedish Academy's Gold Medal

 

1973

Honorary Ph.D. at the Linköping University in Sweden

the Brooklyn Art Books For Children Citations for Christmas in the Stable with pictures by Harald Wiberg

Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking

 

1974

Smile Award for Karlsson-on-the-Roof and Pippi Longstocking (Russian Award)

Bookshop Aid plaque “Your book – Our choice” for Brothers Lionheart

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1975

Litteris et artibus, a royal award of the 8:th level (plaque presented by the king of Sweden)

Silvergriffel for The Brothers Lionheart (prize of the Neverlands)

 

1977

Detective Academy Award in the class best juvenile detective book for Bill Bergson, Masterdetective

 

1978

Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Booksellers' Peace Award) - Astrid Lindgren was the first children's literature author to receive this honour: she donates half the prize money to German children, the other half to Swedish children

International Writer’s Prize, Wales (Welsh Arts Council)

Adelaide-Risto Award (Rome)

Honorary doctor of letters, Leicester University, England

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1979

Wilhelm-Hauff-Prize and the International Janusz Korczak Award for The Brothers Lionheart. (Polish section of the IBBY)

 

1983

Vimmerby municipality Cultural Award

 

1984

Mildred L. Batchelder Award to Viking Press for Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

Dag Hammersklöld Award (Sweden)

John Hansson Award (USA)

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1985

With over 2 million yearly borrowers in the Swedish Public libraries, Astrid Lindgren is the most often read Swedish author

Jovanovic Zmaj Award (Yugoslavia Children book Award)

Received the Illis Quruom, 12:th Level (Gold Medal awarded by the Swedish Government)

Silver Bear Award for the movie Ronia, the Robber's Daughter

Loisirs jeune élu par l'enfant (French children's book award)

Karen Blixen Award (from the Danish Academy)

 

1986

Animal-Friend-Of-The-Year (Swedish Animal Association)

Selma Lagerlöf Literature Award (Sweden)

The Swedish Council of America names her "Swede of the Year"

The Lego Prize (Denmark)

Astrid Lindgren founds "Solkatten" for disabled children

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1987

Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal

 

1989

Honorary doctor at the University of Warsaw

Albert Schweitzer Medal, Washington

 

1993

Albert Engström Award

International Book Award (from the UNESCO International Book Committee, Wien)

 

1994

Telias Spokesmen Prize

Danish Traesko-Award (Aarhus)

Honorary in connection to The Right Livelihood Award, Stockholm

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1995

Mickel Award

 

1996

Slovenien Government Medal

The Golden Ark Award, Brussels

The first Astrid Lindgren statue is unveiled in Stockholm's Tegnerlunden park (a bronze statue by Majalisa Alexanderson)

 

1999

Elected “Swede Of The Year” by the evening newspaper Aftonbladet readers

 

Astrid Lindgren is appointed along with William Shakespeare and Frank Kafka the most important writer of the 20:th century by a jury within the Swedish Radio Culture editorial office.

 

2000

Medicine Honorary Doctor, Linköpings University

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Remarks and Translation by Daniel Grahm

Own comments added to text in addition to the original /DG

 

 

 

References:

the Official Website of Astrid Lindgren:

www.astridlindgren.se

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Jane Foo Astrid Lindgren Website:

www.interlog.com/~wings/jane/a_lindgren/dates.html

 

 

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