Astrid Lindgren Company
Illustration of Astrid Lindgren and her signature

Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga, The 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 - one of the most read children’s book writers 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 Longstocking, Lauren Child

Third place for Pippi in ranking of 100 best children's books

BBC Culture polled 177 books experts from 56 countries in order to find the greatest children's books ever. Four books by Astrid Lindgren made the list, Pippi Longstocking in third place after Where the Wild Things Are and Alice in Wonderland.

The 100 greatest children's books (BBC Culture)
Sign that says "Mischief is good"

Emil in Lönneberga 60th Anniversary

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the first Emil in Lönneberga book was published. It's time to celebrate! There will be a big party and concert at Skansen in Stockholm, exhibitions, new editions of the books and lots of new licensed products. We also have digital material available for everyone who wants to throw an Emil-party.

Emil in Lönneberga - 60 years of mischief!
Pippi at the Circus promo poster

Pippi is back! A circus musical for everyone.

Dancing poodles, human cannonballs and a colourful orchestra. A grumpy circus director and the strongest girl in the world. Pippi at the Circus is a goodie bag with everything that is fun! Based on Astrid Lindgren’s classic story, Björn Ulvaeus and Cirkus Cirkör have created an extraordinary show – a sparkling circus musical for all children between 3 and 113 years old. Playing in Stockholm this summer!

Tickets and information
Astrid Lindgren Company Rights Catalogie 2023

The Astrid Lindgren rights catalogue 2023

Find out more about our rights portfolio and activities in our digital catalogue!

Browse the catalogue
Birk och Ronja

Cast Revealed for Filmlance’s Premium Drama, Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, for Viaplay

Young actress Kerstin Linden, from critically-acclaimed feature film,The Emigrants,has signed up for the highly sought-after lead role as Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.

Press release
Produkter med Pippi

The Astrid Lindgren Store

Did you know? All things Astrid Lindgren are available online from The Astrid Lindgren Store. Books, toys, games, costumes, posters, homeware and clothes with Pippi Longstocking and all the other characters are all collected in the official shop.

The Astrid Lindgren Store

Recent publications


I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read.

From “That’s why children need books”, the speech Astrid Lindgren held at the reception of the H C Andersen Award in April 1958.
Astrids skrivbord på Dalagatan 46

Virtual visit in Astrid Lindgren's apartment

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. We hope you enjoy it!

Astrid Lindgren's apartment
Astrid Lindgren
Did you know?

Around the world

Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold more than 170 million copies worldwide. According to UNESCO’s annual list, she is the 18th most translated author in the world.

Astrid Lindgren is translated into 109 languages
Emil in Lönneberga

Emil in Lönneberga

Do you know that boy Emil? Discover fun facts and read all about the books and films.

To Emil's page
Karta över Stockholm med Astrid Lindgren i förgrunden

Astrid Lindgren’s Stockholm

There are many places in Stockholm that have a connection to Astrid Lindgren or to her writing. We have created a list of some of these places. 

To the Stockholm guide
The characters

Contact us

You are very welcome to contact us at The Astrid Lindgren Company if you have any questions or ideas concerning Astrid Lindgren.

Phone number
+46 (0)8 122 025 00