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En stad - en historia - Maria Gripe - Netflix

Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923 – 5 April 2007), was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, often written in a magical and mystical tone. For her lasting contribution to children's literature she received the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Writing in 1974.

En stad - en historia - Recognition for Gripe's work - Netflix

The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Gripe received the writing award in 1974. Stockholm University Literature professor Boel Westin praised Maria Gripe to a writer for Svenska Dagbladet, declaring that her Shadow books presented an exciting narrative that enabled readers to feel as if they were participants: “She has meant a lot. She renewed children's prose.” Literary researcher Ying Toijer-Nilsson, who wrote a biography Skuggornas förtrogna (“Confidant to shadows”) of the author, echoed the remarks, saying that she would miss “the warm and humorous human being who was Maria Gripe.” The biographer continued: “She has done a lot for the children's book world, and she got her readers to think about philosophy, about the world and about death.” Toijer-Nilsson pointed out that Gripe's books also have “a significant tendency to support the social advancement of women.” Her books have won many awards, and she was the 1979 Swedish winner of the Dobloug Prize for Swedish and Norwegian fiction. In 1985 she was awarded the Nordic Children's Book Prize.

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