Key-note speaker in Astrid Lindgren's Vimmerby

The bi-annual Astrid Lindgren conference in Astrid Lindgren's childhood town, Vimmerby, gathers academics and scholars to discuss children's literature and its development.

Jumping of from the classic Astrid Lindgren quote "Blood, no doubt about it", the theme is crime and mystery for children: past and present. Kitty Crowther participates along with Swedish children's literature profiles such as journalist Lotta Olsson, author Ulf Stark, and illustrator Jakob Wegelius.


The illustration above is a detail from Kitty Crowther's Poka et Mine: Au fond du jardin.