Astrid Lindgren’s home now open to the public

On November 14, Astrid Lindgren’s birthday, her home in Dalagatan 46, Stockholm, was officially inaugurated as a writers’s home open to the public. Here she lived and worked from 1941 to her death in 2002. Here she wrote timeless classics as Pippi Longstocking, countless letters, articles and the war diaries. Everything in the flat is authentic and is maintained by her family just the way it was when she lived here.

Astrid Lindgren's daugher Karin Nyman.

Astrid Lindgren’s daugher Karin Nyman.

Kjell Bohlund, chairman of the Astrid Lindgren Society, in his speech pointed out that this day was for him a mixture of joy and sadness and anger. The society has worked hard for three years making it possible for the public to visit Astrid Lindgren’s home, keeping the homely atmosphere and avoiding turning it into a museum. The pleasure of having succeeded was somehow overshadowed by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th. The more important it is, he said, to convey to all visitors Astrid Lindgren’s lifelong defence of human rights.

Kjell Bohlund

Kjell Bohlund

Invited guests were among others Astrid Lindgren’s family, her German publisher Silke Weitendorf, the literary agent Kerstin Kvint, representatives from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish Institute.

Guided tours will be arranged for groups of maximum 8 people, over 15 years of age. The guides will be volunteers from the Astrid Lindgren Society. More information and booking here. The opening of Astrid Lindgren’s home has received considerable media attention and the tours are fully booked until March. But additional tickets will be for sale at Sven Harry’s Museum

Astrid Lindgren's grand children Olle Nyman and Malin Billing, her daughter Karin Nyman and publisher Silke Weitendorf.

Astrid Lindgren’s grandchildren Olle Nyman and Malin Billing, her daughter Karin Nyman and publisher Silke Weitendorf.

Kerstin Qvint and Ann Sköld.

Kerstin Kvint and Ann Sköld.



One Response to “Astrid Lindgren’s home now open to the public”

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