Honours and awards presented to Astrid Lindgren

1944

2nd Prize in the Rabén & Sjögren competition – Girls’ books, 10-15 yrs

1945

First Prize in the Rabén & Sjögren competition – Children’s books, 6-10 yrs, for Pippi Longstocking

1946

Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Award (shared with another prize winner)
Shared 1st Prize in the Rabén & Sjögren competition – Detective Stories for Youth

1950

The Nils Holgersson Plaque

1956

Deutscher Jugendbuchpreis Sonderpreis (The German Youth Book Prize, Special Award), Germany, for Mio, my Mio

1957

Government Scholarship for authors of high literary merit

1958

The H C Andersen Award

1963

Children´s Spring Book Festival Award, USA

1963/1964

Tidningen Vi´s literary prize

1965

Government Artistic Award

1966

Svensk Damtidning’s literature scholarship

1970

Expressen’s “Heffalump” Award for Emil and His Clever Pig
Swedish Society for the Promotion of Literature: “Golden Ship” Award
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, USA, for Christmas in the stable

1971

The Swedish Academy’s Grand Gold Medal

1973

Linköping University, Sweden: Honorary PhD
The Brooklyn Art Books For Children’s Citations, USA
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking
“Silvergriffel” Award, Holland, for Lotta on Troublemaker Street

1974

Book Traders’ Assistants’ Plaque, “Your book – our choice” for The Brothers Lionheart
“Smile Award”, Soviet Union

1975

“Silvergriffel” Award, Holland, for The Brothers Lionheart
Litteris et artibus (Royal Medal 8th Grade)

1977

The Thriller Academy Award for best Swedish Teenage Thriller for Bill Bergson, Master Detective

1978

German Booksellers’ Peace Prize, Germany
International Writer´s Award, Wales, Great Britain
Leicester University, England: Honorary Doctorate of Letters

1979

The Janus-Korczak Award, Poland, for The Brothers Lionheart

1981

The Bambi Award, Germany

1983

Vimmerby Council: Culture Award
“Silvergriffel” Award, Holland, for Ronja the Robber´s Daughter

1984

Swedish Tourist Association: Dag Hammarskjöld Medal
John Hanson Award
Mildred L. Batchelder Award, USA, for Ronja the Robber´s Daughter

1985

The Jovanic Zmaj Award, Yugoslavia
Swedish Government: Illis Quorum – 12th Grade
The Karen Blixen Award, Denmark
Loisirs jeunes élus par l´enfant, France

1986

The Selma Lagerlöf Award
Swedish Council of America names Astrid Lindgren, “Swede of the Year”
The Lego Prize, Denmark
The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation names Astrid Lindgren, “Animal Lover of the Year”

1987

Leo Tolstoy International Gold Medal, the Sovjet Union
The Swedish Nursing Mother´s Support Group Prize

1988

The Haro Medal

1989

Warsaw University, Poland: Honorary Doctorate
Albert Schweitzer Medal, Washington, USA

1990

Russian Authors’ Union, Soviet Union: “The Four Girls’ Medal”
The Gustav Fröding Scholarship

1991

Society for the Protection of Animals: USA Joseph Wood-Krutch Medal
Officer of the French Society of Arts and Lettres, France

1992

“Smålander” of the year, by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in Jönköping

1993

The Albert Engström Prize
UNESCO Book Award, Vienna, Austria
Foreign Press Association of Sweden Prize
St Erik Medal

1994

Telia Speaker’s Prize
Danish Clog Prize, Aarhus, Denmark
Honorary award from “The Right Livelihood Award”, sometimes called “The Alternative Nobel Prize”.
Deutscher Videopreis (German Video Award), Germany

1995

Mickel Prize
General Children’s House Grand Prize
The Golden Ark Award, Brussels, Belgium

1996

Slovenian Government Medal, Honorary Sign of Freedom, Slovenia
Gold Record (70,000 copies sold)
Gabriella Mistral Prize, Chile

1997

BRIS (Children’s Rights in Society) Prize
Swede of the Year in the World
Wilhelm Hansen Foundation Prize
Torgny Segerstedt’s Freedom Pen

1999

Swede of the Century, Aftonbladet

2000

Linköping University, Sweden: Honorary Doctorate of Medicine

2001

Solstickan Match Company Award

2002

Corine Internationaler Buchpreis, Germany (posthumous)

2003

Cultural Award, American-Scandinavian Foundation “for service to America and Scandinavia” (posthumous)

German Booksellers’ Peace Award, Germany, 1978 - Astrid´s collectionThe Nils Holgersson Plaque, 1950 - Astrid´s collection“Animal Lover of the Year”, 1986, private collectionThe Right Livelihood Award, 1994 - Astrid´s collectionThe Bambi Award, Germany, 1981- Astrid´s collectionThe Swedish Academy’s Grand Gold Medal, 1971 © Jan Wirén, ScanpixLeicester University, England: Honorary Doctorate of Letters, 1978, private collection