For the first time an ALMA laureate visited Umeå this week. Umeå is one of the Cultural Cities of Europe this year and Barbro Lindgren and the city gave Barbro Lindgren a very warm welcome. The Programme included a philosophical conversation with the local song writer Frida Selander at Café Stationen, Barbro Lindgren once again told her audience that she does not consider herself having a lot of fantasy but is quite good at recycling events happening around her. Annika Edlund, jury member and one of the initiators of Café Pilgatan introduced the guests. The queue was long for an autograph and a private chat with the laureate.
Annika arranged a well visited breakfast meeting with Barbro at Café Pilgatan the following morning. Among the guests was “the Kitty-Club” a group of ladies who for years have met reading and discussing books. After a chat with Barbro Lindgren they went for lunch discussing their book of the month, Big Secret.