Anna Höglund. Photo: Stefan Tell

Anna Höglund

Born 1958 in Stockholm. Author and illustrator. 

Considered one of Sweden’s leading illustrators, Anna Höglund has worked with many well-known writers such as Barbro Lindgren, Ulf Stark and Gunnar Lundkvist. She made her debut in 1982 with Sagan om pannkakan (The Pancake Story) and has since published over 20 books, many of which have been translated from Swedish into other languages.

Her work has been recognized through several Swedish and international awards, including the 1994 Zilveren Penseel award in the Netherlands and the 1995 Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany, which she shared with Ulf Stark for Kan du vissla Johanna? (Can You Whistle, Johanna?), the 1996 Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis for Resor jag aldrig gjort (Journeys I Have Never Made), and the 1998 Pier Paolo Vergerio European Prize for Children’s Literature for Mina och Kåge (Mina and Kåge). Her latest book, Om detta talar man endast med kaniner (This Is Something You Talk About Only With Rabbits), received the Snowball award in Sweden for the best picture book of 2013.

Anna Höglund also writes plays and creates animated films. As an artist, she is completely self-taught.