Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren 1907 – Swedish author and screenwriter. She is the world's most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She was the creator of Pippi Longstocking.
Elsa Beskow (née Maartman) February Stockholm – 30 June was a Swedish author and illustrator of children's books. Among her better known books are Tale of the Little Little Old Woman and Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender.