“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination.”Astrid Lindgren, 1958About 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.
Meet Pippi Longstocking!
Storytelling Performance by Sofie Miller - UK Autumn Tour 2023
Suitable for children aged 4-9 years old and anyone who loves a good story! Adapted for the stage by Danyah Miller, in association with Oxford University Press and The Astrid Lindgren Company, supported by the Embassy of Sweden.
News about Astrid Lindgren
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.
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.
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.
The Astrid Lindgren rights catalogue 2023
Find out more about our rights portfolio and activities in our digital catalogue!
“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy”Astrid Lindgren, in "Vi husmödrar" 1956:10
Our favorites from PippiToys, clothes, home decor and books - everything you want from Pippi's world you can find here!
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
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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!
Learn about Astrid Lindgren's characters
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