Astrid’s mother, Hanna Ericsson, dies.



Emil in the Soup Tureen is released.


Astrid is elected to “Samfundet de nio” as first children book author.




Seacrow Island is released. Both as a TV-series and in book form.






Swedish State Award for Literature.







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


Astrid travels to the Soviet Union.







Astrid's father, Samuel August, dies.


Now both Astrid’s parents are deceased. Astrid gathers all her own notes from her father tales and the old love letters that up ‘til now had been kept at Näs. And she starts working putting together the story of her own parents. Samuel August from Sevedstorp and Hanna in Hult is published first as a series in the paper “Vi”. Six years later, the year 1975, it is published as a book.



Samuel August and Hanna with their at the time three children:

Stina, Gunnar, Astrid.

Samuel August and Hanna with their at the time three children, Stina, Gunnar, Astrid.

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Life Dates

This entire text is translated by Daniel Grahm


The Swedish text references are: "www.Astrid" and "Astrid Lindgren a biography" by M. Strömstedt

and these have been compared to

Jane Foo’s A.L appreciation site



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