Eva Lindström

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Eva Lindström (2014)

Eva Lindström (born 1952) is a Swedish illustrator and author. Her work is known for its humorous and dark style.[1]


Lindström was born in Västerås in 1952. She attended the art school Konstfack in Stockholm from 1969 to 1974, where she studied painting and was part of a radical political activist group.[1] The origin of her more radical and dark art style is attributed to this time period.[1][2] She began her career in the 1980s as a cartoonist.[3] Her first book was Katmössan (The Cat Hat), which she wrote and illustrated.[2] In 1996, she published her second book Lurix.[2] She is known for her children's books, such as Berättesler om Mats Och Roj (Somebody Moves In—Stories About Mats and Roj) (2002) and Olli Och Mo (Olli and Mo) (2012).[2]


Lindström's illustrations are often created using watercolor with gouache or pencil.[3] The Nordic Council Children and Young People's Literature Prize nomination text described her work as "often funny and clever as well as having an existential depth."[4]

Selected works[]

  • The Cat Hat (1989)[5]
  • Olli och Mo (Olli and Mo)[4]
  • Snöret, fågeln och jag (Little String, the Bird, and Me) (2013)[6]
  • My Dog Mouse (2017), Gecko Press ISBN 9781776571499[7][8]
  • Everyone Walks Away (2019), Gecko Press ISBN 9781776571871[9][10]

Awards and honors[]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Eva Lindström" (PDF). IBBY. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Christensen, Samantha (2014). "Eva Lindström: Sweden ⋆ Illustrator". Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature. 52 (2): 49. doi:10.1353/bkb.2014.0100. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Sundmark, Björn (2014). "Eva Lindström and the Stories Colors Tell". Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature. Johns Hopkins University Press. 52 (4): 121–124.
  4. ^ a b "Eva Lindström". www.norden.org. Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  5. ^ "The Cat Hat". Publishers Weekly. 1 September 1989. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Snöret, fågeln och jag". www.ijb.de. Internationale Jugendbibliothek. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  7. ^ "My Dog Mouse". Publishers Weekly. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ "My Dog Mouse - Eva Lindstrom | Gecko Press". geckopress.com. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  9. ^ "Everyone Walks Away". Kirkus Reviews. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Everyone Walks Away | Children's Books | Gecko Press". geckopress.com. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  11. ^ "Augustpris till Eva Lindström" (in Swedish). Svenska Tecknare. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  12. ^ "2014". IBBY. Retrieved 17 November 2021.

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