Astrid Lindgren grew up in Smalandia in Sweden. Many of her books are related to her childhood on a little farm, or are closely related to her family. The story of what later became her most famous book "Pippi Longstocking" was originally invented for her daughter who was ill.
She received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in 1994 "...For her commitment to justice, non-violence and understanding of minorities as well as her love and caring for nature." (See ).
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