May 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Throughout the entire war period Astrid Lindgren keeps a diary in which she writes about daily life in Stockholm, about what’s going on in the world and about Sweden’s actions during the war. Astrid Lindgren’s war diaries constitute a very personal depiction of how dramatic world events affect us all.
WAR DIARIES 1939 – 1945
Everyone knows Pippi Longstocking. And everyone knows that it’s Astrid Lindgren who has written the books. But, who drew the picture of the strongest girl in the world? This is the book about Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916-1959) and her life story.
INGRID VANG NYMAN
– A BIOGRAPHY
Never violence On 22 October 1978 Astrid Lindgren was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Her speech was considered to be so provocative that the organisers begged her not to give it. Astrid made it clear that if she were not allowed to give it, she would not attend the prize ceremony.
You are never quite finished with Astrid Lindgren, her texts open up new perspectives, and give new insights with every reading. Lena Törnqvist has spent the last thirty years reading and reading about the works of Astrid Lindgren and, in this book, she shows what she has found, complete with quotes from Lindgren's personal letters and archives.
ONE SHOULD USE COMMON WORDS
In August 2016 Ingrid Vang Nyman would have been 100 years old. Despite the fact that her illustrations are widely spread and much loved, oddly enough, she is quite unknown. Now, a colourful anthology is being released, where Sweden’s most prominent illustrators are writing and drawing about what Ingrid Vang Nyman has meant for modern illustration.
OUR PIPPI – OUR VANG
Ulla Rhedin and Gunna Grähs (editors)
An intellectual and political friendship in post-war Europe. Astrid Lindgren and German Louise Hartung met in Berlin in the autumn of 1953. These two friends exchanged more than 600 letters.
I HAVE LIVED TOO
Jens Andersen & Jette Glargaard (editors)
What is a garden? Is it just a well-ordered arena for flowers and plants? Not the gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs. By taking it’s starting-point in the authorship of Astrid Lindgren, they are something totally new in the gardening world.
THE GARDENS AT
ASTRID LINDGREN’S NÄS
Karin Eliasson & Robert Blombäck