Born November 14, 1907 in Vimmerby, Smaaland, Sweden
Died January 28, 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden
Astrid Lindgren's Wikipedia entry.
In this centennial year of Astrid Lindgren's birth, the Sweidsh Institute for Children's Books, sponsored a conference on Astrid Lindgren. Linked is the introduction Maria Nikolajeva to the published papers from that conference.
Astrid Lindgren's hometown, Vimmerby, has a site celebrating the centenary of her birth.
An Astrid Lindgren site with a good deal of biographicla information.