Astrid Lindgren was born November 14, 1907, in Vimmerby, Sweden. She wrote her first book in 1944. She was best known for her children's books, especially her stories about a fearless red-headed girl named Pippi Longstocking. She wrote Pippi Longstocking for her daughter's tenth birthday. It was published in 1945. Lindgren received many awards for her work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking in 1973. She died January 28, 2002, in Stockholm, Sweden.
From the description of Astrid Lindgren Papers 1983. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 475473301