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...
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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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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Ann Jäderlund
Ann Jäderlund (born 1955) is a Swedish poet and playwright. She made her literary debut in 1985 with the poetry collection Vimpelstaden. Other collections are Snart går jag i sommaren ut from 1990 and...
Arnljot Eggen
Arnljot Eggen (13 August 1923 – 4 February 2009) was a Norwegian poet who also wrote plays and children's books.He was born in Tolga. He made his literary debut in 1951, with the poetry collection Eld...
Halldis Moren Vesaas
Halldis Moren Vesaas (18 November 1907 – 8 September 1995) was a Norwegian poet, translator and writer of children's books. She established herself as one of the leading Norwegian writers of her...
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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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Marie Takvam
Marie Takvam (nee Skylstad; December 5, 1926 – January 28, 2008) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, writer of children's books, playwright and actress. She was born in Ørsta.She made her literary d...
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Lars Amund Vaage
Lars Amund Vaage (born 13 May 1952 at Sunde in Kvinnherad) is a Norwegian author and playwright.Vaage debuted in 1979 with his novel Øvelse Kald vinter. His work has been recognized by numerous awards...
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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Thorvald Steen
Thorvald Steen (born 9 January 1954) is a Norwegian writer and government scholar.He made his literary debut in 1983, and has subsequently published a wide range of novels, plays, collections of poems...
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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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Artur Lundkvist
Artur Lundkvist (3 March 1906 in Perstorp Municipality, Skåne County – 11 December 1991 in Solna, Stockholm County) was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish...
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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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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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Gunvor Hofmo
Gunvor Hofmo (30 June 1921 in Oslo - 17 October 1995 in Oslo) was a Norwegian writer, often considered one of Norway's most influential modernist poets.
Hofmo started her literary career submittin...
Lars Ahlin
Lars Ahlin (April 4, 1915 – March 11, 1997) was an award winning Swedish author and aesthetician.Ahlin left school when he was 13 to support his family, although he later attended several folk high sc...
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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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Björn Ranelid
Björn Ranelid presenting himself at the Gothenburg Book Fair in 2013.Per Björn Sigvardson Ranelid (born 21 May 1949) is a Swedish author from Malmö. Since the beginning of his career in 1983, Raneli...
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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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