Maria Gripe
Maria Gripe, born Maja Stina Walter (25 July 1923 – 5 April 2007), was a Swedish author of books for children and young adults, often written in a magical and mystical tone. For her lasting cont...
Jan Erik Vold
Jan Erik Vold (born 18 October 1939, Oslo) is a Norwegian lyric poet, Jazz vocal reciter, translator and author. He was a core member of the so-called "Profil generation", the circle attached to the l...
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Birgitta Trotzig
Birgitta Trotzig (11 September 1929 – 14 May 2011) was a Swedish writer who was elected to the Swedish Academy in 1993. She was one of Sweden's most celebrated authors, and wrote prose fiction and non...
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Torborg Nedreaas
Torborg Nedreaas (13 November 1906 in Bergen, Norway – 30 June 1987) was a Norwegian author who debuted with the collection of short stories Bak skapet står øksen in 1945. The majority of the stories ...
Tarjei Vesaas
Tarjei Vesaas (20 August 1897, Vinje - 15 March 1970) was a Norwegian poet and novelist. Born in Vinje, Telemark, Vesaas is widely considered to be one of Norway's greatest writers of the twentieth ce...
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Kristina Lugn
Gunhild Bricken Kristina Lugn ([kɹisˌtiːna ˈlɵŋːn]; born 14 November 1948) is a Swedish poet and dramatist and member of the Swedish Academy. She was born in Tierp, Uppland and was raised in Skövde, V...
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Ellen Mattson
Ellen Mattson (born 1962) is a Swedish writer. Her first fictional work to be published in English translation was Snow (2005), a historical novel set in the early 18th century.She has won several lit...
Edvard Hoem
Edvard Hoem (born March 10, 1949) is a Norwegian novelist, dramatist, lyricist, psalmist and government scholar. He made his literary debut in 1969, with the poetry collection Som grønne musikantar. H...
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Björn-Erik Höijer
Björn-Erik Höijer (1907 – 1996) was a Swedish novelist, short-story writer and playwright. Originally a sloyd teacher, Höijer made his literary debut in 1940 with the short-story collection Gråt...
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Kåre Holt
Kåre Holt (10 October 1916, Våle – 15 March 1997) was a Norwegian author.His initial work was published in 1939, a children’s book named Tore Kramkar. As his career progressed, Holt wrote many childre...
Inge Krokann
Inge Krokann (1893–1962) was a Norwegian writer. Because his writing is so strongly tied in the use of dialect and idiosyncratic nynorsk, his works are largely inaccessible and arguably untranslatable...
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Johannes Heggland
Johannes Heggland (29 June 1919 – 24 January 2008) was a Norwegian novel writer, short story writer,children's writer, playwright, farmer and politician from Tysnes.
Heggland was born in ...
Göran Sonnevi
Göran Sonnevi (born 3 October 1939 in Lund, Skåne County) is a Swedish poet and translator. Sonnevi grew up in Halmstad; he studied literature and linguistics at the University of Lund, also getting l...
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Fritiof Nilsson Piraten
Fritiof Nilsson Piraten ("the Pirate") (4 December 1895 in Vollsjö – 31 January 1972 in Malmö), born Nils Fritiof Adam Nilsson was a Swedish author, from the south-most province Skåne, which pla...
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Hanne Ørstavik
Hanne Ørstavik (born 1969) is a Norwegian writer. She was born in Tana in Finnmark province in the far north of Norway, and moved to Oslo at the age of 16. Her parents are Wenche Ørstavik and Gunnar Ø...
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Lars Gyllensten
Lars Johan Wictor Gyllensten (12 November 1921 – 25 May 2006) was a Swedish author and physician, and a member of the Swedish Academy, which has the aim of furthering the "purity, vigour and majesty" ...
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Paal Brekke
Paal Brekke (17 September 1923 – 2 December 1993) was a Norwegian lyricist, novelist, translator of poetry, and literary critic. Brekke fled from occupied Norway to Sweden in 1940, when he was 1...
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Jakob Sande
Jakob Sande (1 December 1906 – 16 March 1967) was a Norwegian writer, poet and folk singer from Dale in Sunnfjord. His parents were Andreas Sande and Ragna Margrete (born Barsnes). He married Solveig ...
Torgny Lindgren
Gustav Torgny Lindgren (born 16 June 1938) is a Swedish writer.Lindgren is the son of Andreas Lindgren and Helga Björk. He studied in Umeå to become a teacher and worked as a teacher until the middle ...
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Gunnar Ekelöf
Gunnar Ekelöf (Stockholm, 15 September 1907 – Sigtuna, 16 March 1968) was a Swedish poet and writer. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1958. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in phil...
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Ola Bauer
Ola Bauer (24 July 1943 – 12 June 1999) was a Norwegian novelist and playwright. He made his literary debut with the novel Graffiti in 1976, under the pseudonym Jo Vendt. Among his best known boo...
Karsten Alnæs
Karsten Alnæs (born 29 May 1938) Norwegian author, historian, and journalist, received advanced dual degrees in history and literature from the University of Oslo. Before becoming a full-time author, ...
Harry Martinson
Harry Martinson (6 May 1904 – 11 February 1978) was a Swedish author, poet and former sailor. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in...
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Ragnar Hovland
Ragnar Hovland (born 15 April 1952 in Bergen) is a Norwegian novelist, essayist, lyricist, and writer of children's books.He was awarded the Brage Prize in 1992 for the children's book Ein motorsykkel...
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Harald Sverdrup (writer)
Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (29 May 1923 – 26 June 1992) was a Norwegian poet and children's writer. He received several literary prizes, including the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Mads...
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Johan Borgen
Johan Collett Müller Borgen (28 April 1902 in Kristiania – 16 October 1979) was a Norwegian author, journalist and critic. He was married to Annemarta Borgen. Under the pseudonym of Mumle Gåsegg...
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