In Astrid Lindgren’s living room

The lounge. Astrid enjoyed sitting here drinking coffee, by herself or with her guests. Rebecka Svensén, Helen Sigeland, Lisa Lundgren and David Nygård from the award office. Photo: Helene Andersson.

The lounge. Astrid enjoyed sitting here drinking coffee, by herself or with her guests. Rebecka Svensén, Helen Sigeland, Lisa Lundgren and David Nygård from the award office. Photo: Helene Andersson.

Did you know that it’s possible to visit Astrid Lindgren’s home on Dalagatan in Stockholm? This is where Astrid lived between 1941 and 2002, in a three-bedroom apartment above restaurant Wasahof. Yesterday the award office experienced a fantastic guided tour by expert Lena Törnqvist, librarian who has been responsible for the Astrid Lindgren Archive at the Royal Library in Stockholm (many thanks indeed, Lena!). It´s a really special feeling you get when entering Astrid’s home, like she´s only temporarily out to do some errands. All furnishing and personal items has remained unchanged and the flat has been preserved exactly like when Astrid lived there.

The workroom is where Astrid dealt with her correspondence, listened to music, wrote her manuscripts on the typewriter and watched TV. Photo: David Nygård

The workroom is where Astrid dealt with her correspondence, listened to music, wrote her manuscripts on the typewriter and watched TV. Photo: David Nygård

Dalagatan may also be visited virtually, and to visit the flat IRL, you´ll have to be a member of the Astrid Lindgren Society.

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