January 28th, 2002


Astrid Lindgren dead

Obviously she was old, and has suffered from bad health for the last 5 - 10 years, that way, it's not that much of a surprise, but still shocking to wake up and hear on the radio that she's died:

USA Today


Obviously she's popular all around the world, one of the best selling Children's books authors ever, and of course a huge Swedish icon. I wonder if there's a single Swede who hasn't read, heard or seen something she wrote, and I think at least everyone younger 50 knows Astrid Lindgren's stories by heart.

Even if she, of course, is really big all over the Scandinavian countries, as well as in Germany and Russia.

Already, they've thrown out everything on radio, and having Astrid Lindgren specials, and I guess it will be the same on TV tonight.
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