I have worked with picture books my entire professional life. To me, the picture book is the ultimate artistic expression. The fact that it is often intended for children shouldn’t make it less serious or of lower artistic quality. It makes me happy to know that my readers are often of different ages. Images communicate non-verbally and that’s universal. Through picture books I have explored everything possible. My recent books Om detta talar man endast med kaniner and Att vara jag both deal in different ways with the overwhelming turmoil of the early teenage years.”
Anna Höglund is a Swedish author and illustrator born in 1958. She is considered one of Sweden's foremost illustrators, and has collaborated with writers like Ulf Stark and Barbro Lindgren. Anna has also written several books such as Om detta talar man endast med kaniner, the books about Mina and Kage, and has just released Att vara jag. She has been awarded with both Swedish and foreign literary awards, including the Elsa Beskow Plaque, Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, Zilveren penseel, the August Prize and the Nils Holgersson Plaque.