For twenty-four years Astrid Lindgren was the head of children’s literature at Rabén & Sjögren. When she started in 1946 Rabén & Sjögren was just a small publisher, on the brink of bankruptcy. Only a few years later it was the leading publisher of children’s literature in the Nordic region.
THE SECRET LIFE OF
- HER YEARS AS PUBLISHER
Never violence On 22 October 1978 Astrid Lindgren was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. Her speech was considered to be so provocative that the organisers begged her not to give it. Astrid made it clear that if she were not allowed to give it, she would not attend the prize ceremony.
During all their life, Samuel August and Hanna loved each other dearly. This book is Astrid Lindgren’s personal tribute to them and to love.
A LOVE STORY
May 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Throughout the entire war period Astrid Lindgren keeps a diary in which she writes about daily life in Stockholm, about what’s going on in the world and about Sweden’s actions during the war. Astrid Lindgren’s war diaries constitute a very personal depiction of how dramatic world events affect us all.
WAR DIARIES 1939 – 1945
Everyone knows Pippi Longstocking. And everyone knows that it’s Astrid Lindgren who has written the books. But, who drew the picture of the strongest girl in the world? This is the book about Ingrid Vang Nyman (1916-1959) and her life story.
INGRID VANG NYMAN
– A BIOGRAPHY
In August 2016 Ingrid Vang Nyman would have been 100 years old. Despite the fact that her illustrations are widely spread and much loved, oddly enough, she is quite unknown. Now, a colourful anthology is being released, where Sweden’s most prominent illustrators are writing and drawing about what Ingrid Vang Nyman has meant for modern illustration.
OUR PIPPI – OUR VANG
Ulla Rhedin and Gunna Grähs (editors)
An intellectual and political friendship in post-war Europe. Astrid Lindgren and German Louise Hartung met in Berlin in the autumn of 1953. These two friends exchanged more than 600 letters.
I HAVE LIVED TOO
Jens Andersen & Jette Glargaard (editors)