Petrus Dahlin is assigned literary sign
We are immensely proud that author Petrus Dahlin has been assigned the prestigious Literary sign for his Children’s series about cult figure Charlie Chipped (Kalle Skavank). The sign will be placed at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm.
About 70 authors has been honored literary signs, and Dahlin is in good company with giants like Strindberg, Tranströmer, Selma Lagerlöf and Astrid Lindgren to name a few.
– I moved from Söder to Bagarmossen 19 years ago and immediately felt that Skogskyrkogården is such a nice place, one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. When the time comes, I’ll be here. It’s fantastic to get a sign and in such great company with Strindberg and others, I feel a little star-struck. And at the same time, it feels good to have a sign next to a cemetery. I’m very, very happy, says Dahlin in an interview for Dagens Nyheter.
About Petrus Dahlin
Petrus Dahlin is one of Sweden’s most popular children’s and YA authors and one of his popular series is about Charlie Chipped (Kalle Skavank). Since the debut Petrus Dahlin has written around 40 books for children and teenagers in the genres detective novels, thrillers, fantasy and horror. For the last ten years he has had at least one title on the top list when the voting for the winner in the “The Children’s Library Award” (a Swedish national website promoting reading) takes place, and 2015 he won with Hide and Seek. Petrus Dahlin is also a member of The Swedish Academy for Children’s Books.