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Astrid Lindgren

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Astrid Lindgren (14 November 190728 January 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter.

Lindgren said that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien had a great impact on her work[1] and she wrote three children's books in the genre of fantasy: Mio, min Mio (1954; Mio, my Son), Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1973; The Brothers Lionheart), and Ronja Rövardotter (1981; Ronia the Robber's Daughter). The first two novels might be caracterized as stories of fantasy reminiscent of The Hobbit, where the heroes return home after a perilous adventure. And the latter, Ronia the Robber's Daughter, has been described as a work reminding of the genre High fantasy.[2]

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  1. Lars-Terje Lysemose, "On the founding of Imladris", in Athelas (the English annual), 1994.
  2. Johan Sandberg, "Svensk fantasy svälter" ("Swedish Fantasy is Starving") in Tolkiens Arda, issue 14, 2003.