In English

“A child alone with her book creates, somewhere in the secret room of her soul, her own pictures that surpass everything else. Human beings must have these pictures. The day when children’s imaginations can no longer make them will be a day when all of humanity is impoverished. All of the great things that have happened in the world happened first in someone’s imagination, and the shape of tomorrow depends largely upon the power of the imagination in those who are just now learning to read. This is why children must have books.”

– Astrid Lindgren


About the conference

The 2019 Astrid Lindgren conference will be held in both English and Swedish.

The Astrid Lindgren conference is arranged by The Astrid Lindgren CompanyRabén & Sjögren and Astrid Lindgrensällskapet (The Astrid Lindgren Association) in collaboration with The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).

Please find more information about the conference here (in Swedish).