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Astrid Lindgren is a famous Swedish children's writer who wrote 'Pippi Långstrump' that is loved in many countries.

• Born: 14 November 1907 Vimmerby, Calmar, Sweden
• Died: 28 January 2002 (aged 94) Dalagatan 46, Stockholm, Sweden
• Occupation: Writer
• Genre: Children's fiction, picture books, screenplays

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Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren is a Swedish novelist and screenwriter. She is best known for Pippi Longstockings, Emil of Röneverberg, Carlson on the Loop, Six Bully Children, and children's fantasy novels Mio, Mai Sun, Ronia, the Robber and her daughters. Lindgren has authored more than 30 children's books while serving as editor of children's literature at the Rabén & Sjögren publishing house in Stockholm. In January 2017, she was named the 18th most translated children's author in the world and the fourth most translated children's author after the brothers Enid Blyton, Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm. Lindgren has sold approximately 165 million books worldwide to date. In 1994, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "her unique writer dedicated to children's rights and respect for their individuality". The family moved to an apartment in Dalagatan overlooking Vasaparken in 1941, where Lindgren remained until January 28, 2002, at the age of 94, when she became blind. Astrid Lindgren died at her home in central Stockholm.

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