Astrid Lindgren som barn med sin familj

Astrid's siblings

“How we played, my brother and sisters and I! From dawn till dusk. Tirelessly, full of excitement and joy, sometimes with our lives at risk - but that we didn’t understand.”

All four siblings spent their adult lives, in one way or another, writing. Apart from running the farm at Näs, Gunnar also became a member of the Swedish parliament, and the author of political satires set in an ancient Sweden ‘Svitjod’.  Stina worked as a translator and Ingegerd became a journalist. Samuel August used to say about his ‘writing children’ in his broad Småland twang: “Some strange children I got. All of them busy with words. What’s the chances of that?”

The siblings had a close relationship all through their lives. The sisters called each other every day and visited their brother at Näs as often as they could, even as they got older.

Ingegerd, Stina, Astrid

Ingegerd, Stina and Astrid

Gunnar, Astrid, Ingegerd, Stina, Samuel August, Hanna, 1961

Gunnar, Astrid, Ingegerd, Stina, Samuel August and Hanna at the farm Näs

All four siblings spent their adult lives, in one way or another, writing. Apart from running the farm at Näs, Gunnar also became a member of the Swedish parliament, and the author of political satires set in an ancient Sweden ‘Svitjod’.  Stina worked as a translator and Ingegerd became a journalist. Samuel August used to say about his ‘writing children’ in his broad Småland twang: “Some strange children I got. All of them busy with words. What’s the chances of that?”

The siblings had a close relationship all through their lives. The sisters called each other every day and visited their brother at Näs as often as they could, even as they got older.