Laurie Halse Anderson

2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Laureate
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Last year was the best of times and the busiest year ever. So busy that I didnt make time to get my hair cut. So I chopped 12 inches off today and I cant stop giggling! New hair, Happy 2024!
Let the adventure begin! Im leaving for 17 days of adventure in Sweden, Denmark & Germany thanks to the Alma Lindgren Memorial Award! I promise lots of pics - wait until you see The Dress Im wearing to the award ceremony! @astridlindgrenmemorialaward #ALMA #LaurieTheLaureate
The melancholy of jawn. But we still love our teams. #ItsAPhillyThing
Pic from the 2018 Superbowl celebration parade on Broad Street in Philly. The whole region is going bananas about tonight's game. I am SO ready for this!!!#flyeaglesfly #gobirds #itsaphillything
My 2022 was spent researching the events of 1776, writing a book about them, revising, revising, revising, hanging out with grandkids, fighting book banners and other haters of the First Amendment, enjoying time with our families in the US and Denmark, and my secret adventure to Iceland. Bring it...
There were plenty of joys for me in 2022, but at the top of the list was being nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award again. It is a delight & honor to be one of the 251 candidates from 64 countries. Thank you so much, #astridlindgrenmemorialaward! Happy New Year to all!
Wishing you and your heartkin a New Year filled with magical adventures and rice pudding!
This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for democracy.
Enjoying the North Woods w some of our Danish relatives (plus our son & his fam). Temps near freezing mean we have fires in the wood stoves and astounding views of the Milky Way overhead. #LifeIsGoodMyFriends
Writing in the woods
Im spending a month in Denmark with some of my favorite people on the planet. Along with eating great bread and pastries, Im working on my new book, taking long walks, and relaxing. I hope you can hang out in your happy place, too.
March 9 is Jelly Doughnut Day in our family. Its the day my father died, so its the day we celebrate his astounding hunger for life & jelly doughnuts. Most bakeries are closed as I write this, so feel free to grab your jelly doughnut tomorrow. Frank Halse will approve.