Ronia, the Robber's Daughter is released.

 

 

 

 

 

Books or letters, the backside to fan mail

 

Astrid has during all the years received letters from all over the world, an average is 150 letters a week. And she considers that all letters should receive an answer, especially when it’s children writing. Many teachers encourage their children to write, and in that way it tend to be lots and lots of letters, that is not originated directly from the child experience. Read more Below.

 

Books or letters, the backside to fan mail

“Astrid Lindgren has all the way back since her debut been open to children whom seek her because their experiences from her books driven them to it.

But to teachers in schools she finally had to make a public appeal.

‘Now I have to cry for help!’ she wrote in an article. ‘Now I appeal to all teachers in Sweden. Let me write books instead of letters!’

 

 

excerpt from the Swedish book “Astrid Lindgren – en levnadsteckning” by Margareta Strömstedt.

(freely “Astrid Lindgren – a biography” by Margareta Strömstedt.)

 
 
Astrid gets administrative help

 

“After her 75:th anniversary her apartment is cluttered up of mailbags, and Astrid doesn’t have the strength no more. She turns to her old friend and co-worker Kerstin Kvint at Rabén & Sjögren’s publishing house, who during several years been helping Astrid with foreign rights. (---) Now she becomes Astrid Lindgren’s secretary – and she is now the one who knows everything about her professional world  both here at home and across the globe.”

 

excerpt from the Swedish book “Astrid Lindgren – en levnadsteckning” by Margareta Strömstedt.

(freely “Astrid Lindgren – a biography” by Margareta Strömstedt.)

 

 

 

Vimmerby Council Culture Award

 

 

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

 

The Dag Hammerskjöld Medal, Swedish Tourist Agency

 

John Hansson Award, USA

 

 

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Life Dates

This entire text is translated by Daniel Grahm

 

The Swedish text references are: "www.Astrid Lindgren.se" 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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