Annika Edlund. Photo: Stefan Tell

Annika Edlund

Born 1956 in Linköping. Children’s librarian and literary educator at Grubbebiblioteket in Umeå.

Annika Edlund manages the children’s library at Grubbebiblioteket, a combined public and school library operating under an intrapreneurship agreement. She organizes story times, book groups and “library courses” for preschool and primary school pupils, and oversees other programming and exhibition activities. She also gives presentations on new children’s and young adult books to teachers and other literature advocates in association with Svensk Bibliotekstjänst, a journal for librarians.

Annika Edlund is a committed reading promotor and has been working for many years to encourage children and young people to read. In 2001 she was voted Sweden’s children’s librarian of the year.

She is involved in running and developing Krumelur, an association that promotes young writers from Sweden’s north, and Pilgatan, a cooperative bookshop and café offering an extensive programme of well-attended activities. She also runs writing workshops for children and youngsters, and writes a blog about children’s and young adult literature. 

A primary school teacher by training, Annika Edlund spent 17 years in the teaching profession.

Annika is married to Janne, a fellow bookworm who shares her interest in literature and adult education. They have four children and three grandchildren.

Interview with Annika Edlund, here.