Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga, Brothers Lionheart,The Children of Noisy Village, Ronja the Robber’s daughter… Millions of children and grown-ups across the globe love these characters and feel right at home in Villa Villekulla, Cherry Vale, Emil’s woodshed and on Seacrow Island. All of these worlds are the inventions of Astrid Lindgren - the most read children’s book writer in the world.
Welcome to the official Astrid Lindgren website. Here you will find information about Astrid Lindgren as a person, about her stories and find out everything you want to know about her treasured characters. You will also be able to discover destinations where you can experience her life and work. Additionally, you can find out more about The Astrid Lindgren Company here and how we work to protect and spread Astrid Lindgren’s legacy.
Pippi of today is an initiative from The Astrid Lindgren Company in partnership with Save the Children supporting girls that are on the move. Pippi Longstocking was created by Astrid Lindgren, 75 years ago. The Second World War was ending, and millions of girls were on the move.
This year, it is 75 years since the first book about Pippi Longstocking was published. The books have since been published all over the world, in 77 languages. In 2020, celebrations will take place at Skansen in Stockholm, at Fez in Berlin, at Hay Festival in the UK, and many other places.
STUDIOCANAL, Heyday Films and the Astrid Lindgren Company are in early development on a film adaptation of Pippi Longstocking.
-We are very excited and pleased about this collaboration, says Nils Nyman at the Astrid Lindgren Company. Especially since we’re in the midst of planning Pippi Longstocking’s upcoming 75th Anniversary in 2020 together with a global campaign in support of Save the Children’s important work for Children on the Move”
Pop House Productions and the Astrid Lindgren Company are celebrating Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary in the summer of 2020 with a fun, musical circus show in collaboration with Cirkus Cirkör – PIPPI AT CIRKUS. Based on Astrid Lindgren’s story, by Tilde Björfors, Maria Blom, Magdalena Åberg and Björn Ulvaeus.
‘I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read.’
In the 2019 Astrid Lindgren catalogue you will find news about our publishing and licensing programs – interesting reading for potential partners as well as for existing ones.
With the 360 degree photos of Astrid Lindgren's apartment, you can click around to discover the different rooms. It is also possible to zoom in on the images, for example to take a closer look at the titles in the bookshelves. Much pleasure!
Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide. According to UNESCO’s annual list, she is the 18th most translated author in the world.
Right now the largest Astrid Lindgren-exhibition ever is underway in Tokyo. The inauguration at the end of July was well visited by both public and media and the interest in Astrid Lindgren’s work is huge. Never have so many original illustrations from Astrid Lindgren’s books been exhibited in one single place.
The art works were borrowed from Astrid Lindgren’s apartment on Dalagatan in Stockholm, from Astrid’s daughter Karin Nyman, from the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, from Vejen Art Museum in Denmark, and from the Ilon Wikland museum in Haapsalu in Estonia.
The exhibition, produced by TOEI, will be on show until the end of 2019.
In October 2020, OUP will publish a hardback gift edition of the children’s classic Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard, illustrated in full colour by former Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child. OUP will also publish two new, illustrated Pippi titles for young readers in March 2020 as a worldwide exclusive in an early reader fiction paperback format for ages 5+. The books, Meet Pippi Longstocking and Pippi Longstocking and the Snirkle Hunt, will include both original text by Astrid Lindgren and artwork by Ingrid Vang Nyman.
Based on the beloved children’s novel by Astrid Lindgren, director Goro Miyazaki (of Studio Ghibli) working with renowned animation studio Polygon Pictures, has created an exciting, touching and beautiful animated TV-series for children around the world to enjoy with their parents. The series combines traditional hand painted animation with the latest technology. The English version is starring Gillian Anderson as the narrator and Theresa Gallagher as Ronja.