Andersen Press

Stefan Casta

Biography

Stefan Casta was born in 1949, and has been a journalist and a naturalist, as well as having made some natural history films. He is a prize-winning children's novelist in his native Sweden. His break-through book, Spelar Dod (Play Dead) won the prestigious Astrid Lindgren prize 2002, as well as the August Prize and the Nils Holgersson Plaque 2000. Several of his books have been translated into German, although Summer With Mary Lou was his first into English.