Christina BjörkChristina Björk (born July 27, 1938) is a Swedish writer.
She was born in Stockholm and studied at the Graphic Institute there. She then worked as a graphics designer for a magazine; there she met Lena Andersson who would later work with Björk on several books. She next worked in children's television programming for Sveriges Television. From 1975 to 1980, she was editor for the children's page of the ''Dagens Nyheter'' newspaper. In 1985, she published ''Linnea i målarens trädgård'' with illustrations by Anderson; an English translation ''Linnea in Monet's Garden'' was published two years later. The book is now available in more than 15 languages. A short film was later produced with Björk as director.
In 1988, she was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Prize. In the same year, she was awarded the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for ''Linnea i målarens trädgård''. She is an honorary member of the Swedish Academy for Children's Books. Provided by Wikipedia
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