Åsa Warnqvist
Sweden

Dr. Åsa Warnqvist received her PhD in literature in 2007 and is employed as a researcher at The Swedish Children’s Book Institute. Her postdoctoral research project “L.M. Montgomery in Sweden” is affiliated with Stockholm University. The project focuses on Canadian writer L.M. Montgomery’s success in Sweden (internationally well-known for her Anne of Green Gables book series), and combines studies of book publishing history with reader response. Warnqvist is the editor of the only Swedish academic journal on children’s literature, Barnboken. Journal of Children’s Literature Research. She has published articles on current trends in Swedish Children’s Literature, Swedish picture book artist Pija Lindenbaum, and L. M. Montgomery, as well as edited a volume of Swedish reading responses to Montgomery’s fiction. During 2011–2013 Warnqvist was the Visiting Scholar at L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, in Canada. Warnqvist is also a critic and former editor of children’s literature in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.