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'''Astrid Lindgren''' ([[14 November]] [[1907]] – [[28 January]] [[2002]]) was a Swedish author and screenwriter.
 
'''Astrid Lindgren''' ([[14 November]] [[1907]] – [[28 January]] [[2002]]) was a Swedish author and screenwriter.
  
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In the late 1940s, when [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''The Hobbit'' was translated to Swedish as ''[[Hompen]]'', Lindgren was responsible for the department of Children's literature at Rabén & Sjögren (the publishers of the translation).<ref name=Lena>The committee for the Astrid Lindgren Society ([http://www.astridlindgren.se/ Astrid Lindgren-sällskapet]), through Lena Törnqvist (librarian and responsible for the Astrid Lindgren Archive at the [[wikipedia:National Library of Sweden|National Library of Sweden]]); private correspondance <!-- by user:Morgan -->as of 6 August 2010</ref>
 
In the late 1940s, when [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''The Hobbit'' was translated to Swedish as ''[[Hompen]]'', Lindgren was responsible for the department of Children's literature at Rabén & Sjögren (the publishers of the translation).<ref name=Lena>The committee for the Astrid Lindgren Society ([http://www.astridlindgren.se/ Astrid Lindgren-sällskapet]), through Lena Törnqvist (librarian and responsible for the Astrid Lindgren Archive at the [[wikipedia:National Library of Sweden|National Library of Sweden]]); private correspondance <!-- by user:Morgan -->as of 6 August 2010</ref>
  
However, apparently the works of Tolkien did not have a direct influence on Lindgren's own works. While she has been attributed saying that Tolkien had a great impact on her work,<ref>[[Lars-Terje Lysemose]], "On the founding of Imladris", in ''[[Athelas (journal)|Athelas]]'' (the English annual), 1994.</ref> other informed sources claim that Lindgren in several interviews denied any influence by Tolkien and that she had not even read ''The Lord of the Rings''.<ref name=Lena/>
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However, apparently the works of Tolkien did not have a direct influence on Lindgren's own works. While she has been attributed saying that Tolkien had a great impact on her work<ref>[[Lars-Terje Lysemose]], "On the founding of Imladris", in ''[[Athelas (journal)|Athelas]]'' (the English annual), 1994.</ref>, other informed sources claim that Lindgren in several interviews denied any influence by Tolkien and that she had not even read ''The Lord of the Rings''<ref name=Lena/>.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*{{WP|Astrid Lindgren}}
 
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*[http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=227858 Tolkien, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson] on ''The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza''
 
*[http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=227858 Tolkien, Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson] on ''The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza''
*[http://mythoi.tolkienindex.net/#post1 Astrid Lindgren and Tove Jansson about ''The Hobbit''] by [[Morgan Thomsen]]
 
 
 
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