Culture in Sweden

Among Swedish culture are the film director Ingmar Bergman, the pop group Abba and actresses like Ingrid Bergman and Greta Garbo. Children’s book author Astrid Lindgren became world famous through the translations into some 90 languages of Pippi Longstocking.

In the 2000s, the Swedish crime novels received great international impact, not least Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy and Henning Mankell.

Umeå was the European Capital of Culture for 2014.


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