Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson Lindgren (November 14, 1907 – January 28, 2002) was a Swedish writer of fiction and screenplays, best known for her children’s book series featuring the independent and strong Pippi Longstocking.
As of January 2017, Astrid Lindgren is the world’s eighteenth most-translated author, and the fourth most-translated children’s book writer. Her books have sold roughly 144 million copies worldwide.
Astrid Lindgren (1907– 2002) was a beloved Swedish public figure, author, and screenplay writer. Best known for her children’s book series, Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren was the recipient of many honors and awards for her support and role in fighting for children’s and animal rights.
She is the eighteenth most translated author, and even has a minor planet named after her that was discovered in 1978. Here is a sampling of quotes by Astrid Lindgren, the inspiring creator of Pippi and other unforgettable characters.