Astrid Lindgren Movies and Career Information

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Scorpio
Nov 14, 1907
Vimmerby
Writer

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (née Ericsson) ( listen to pronunciation (help·info), 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter who is the world's 25th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She is best known for the Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof and the Six Bullerby Children book series. Astrid Lindgren grew up in Näs, near Vimmerby, Småland and many of her books are based on her family and childhood memories and landscapes. However, Pippi Longstocking, one of her most famous books, was set in Gotland. Lindgren was the daughter of Samuel August Ericsson and Hanna Johnsson. She had two sisters. Her brother, Gunnar Ericsson, eventually became a member of the Swedish parliament. Upon finishing school, Lindgren took a job with the a local newspaper in Vimmerby. When she became pregnant with the chief editor's child in 1926, he proposed marriage. She demurred and moved to Stockholm, learning to become a typist and stenographer (and would later write most of her drafts in stenography). In due time she gave birth to her son Lars in Copenhagen and left him in the care of a foster family. Although poorly paid, she

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