Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002)

Death: 28th January 2002
Location: Kyrkogårdsbacken, Vimmerby, Kalmar Lan, Sweden
Photo taken by: Galnatuppen
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Swedish writer who is best known for her children's books featuring Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking). She worked as a journalist and secretary before becoming a full-time author. Lindgren created the character Pippi Longstocking for her daughter to amuse her while she was ill in bed. Following Lindgren's death, the government of Sweden instituted the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in her memory.