Astrid’s very first job was as a volunteer at the Vimmerby Times. Then she got her qualifications as a shorthand/typist. After her breakthrough as an author, Astrid also made a career in the publishing world and was responsible for the distribution of children’s books at Rabén & Sjögren for many years. Here, you can read about Astrid Lindgren’s career; what she did and the people with whom she had the closest working relationships.

Astrid wrote her own books in shorthand. At the desk at Rabén & Sjögren - © Lasse Stener, Scanpix