writers Famous Authors from Sweden

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List of the most popular authors from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Swedish authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Swedish writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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Emanuel Swedenborg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Emanuel Swedenborg Arcana coelestia, An Account Of The Last Judgment And The Babylon Destroyed The essential Swedenborg: basic teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg

The Best Olympic Athletes from Sweden The Best Novels Ever Written

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
August Strindberg Miss Julie, The Father The Red Room

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ingmar Bergman A Project for the Theatre, Scenes from a marriage Autumn Sonata

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Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Astrid Lindgren Ronia the Robber's Daughter, Karlsson-on-the-Roof Cherry Time at Bullerby

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Selma Lagerlöf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Selma Lagerlöf Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, Invisible Links Jerusalem

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Leonie Frieda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Leonie Frieda Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ingrid Bergman Ingrid Bergman, Late Nubian textiles

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Henning Mankell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Henning Mankell One Step Behind, Sidetracked The White Lioness

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Taslima Nasrin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Taslima Nasrin Lajjā, All About Women Love poems of Taslima Nasreen

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Lars Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Lars Gustafsson Dekanen: Ur Spencer C. Spencers Efterlamnade Papper, Quarterly Review of Literature Vol. 23

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Sven Hedin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Sven Hedin A Conquest of Tibet, The wandering lake Un pueblo en armas

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Peter Weiss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Peter Weiss The Aesthetics of Resistance, Marat/Sade Two plays: Song of the Lusitanian bogey

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Viveca Lindfors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Viveca Lindfors Viveka... Viveca

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Per Olov Enquist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Per Olov Enquist The Visit of the Royal Physician, The magnetist's fifth winter Lewi's Journey

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Ellen Key is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ellen Key The woman movement, The younger generation The renaissance of motherhood

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Sven Nykvist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden

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Jan Guillou is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Jan Guillou The Knight Templar, The Democratic Terrorist The Road to Jerusalem

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Mai Zetterling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Mai Zetterling Kristallslottet

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Erland Josephson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Erland Josephson A story about Mr. Silberstein

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Pär Lagerkvist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Pär Lagerkvist The Marriage Feast, Barabbas Kaos

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Vilhelm Moberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Vilhelm Moberg The Settlers, Unto a Good Land The Emigrants

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Leif G. W. Persson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Leif G. W. Persson Linda - As in the Linda Murder, He Who Kills the Dragon Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End

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Artur Lundkvist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Artur Lundkvist Sett i det strömmande vattnet och hört i den viskande vinden, The talking tree Agadir

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Yngwie Malmsteen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Yngwie Malmsteen Malmsteen Yngwie Book/CD, The Best of Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen - Marching Out*

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Barbro Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Barbro Lindgren The wild baby, Max Y El Coche/Sam's Car L'auto de Tom

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Ivar Lo-Johansson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ivar Lo-Johansson Vällustingarna, Lögnhalsarna Oxgraven och andra statarnoveller

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Kerstin Ekman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Kerstin Ekman Blackwater, The Forest of Hours A City of Light

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Povel Ramel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Povel Ramel Följ mej bakåt vägen, Povels Livs-stycken del 1 Lingonben

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Jan Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Jan Myrdal Bericht aus einem chinesischen Dorf, The silk road I de svartare fanors tid

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Britt Ekland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Britt Ekland True Britt, Sweet Life Sensual beauty and how to achieve it

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Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Claes Oldenburg Bottle of Notes, A bottle of notes and some voyages Claes Oldenburg

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Stieg Larsson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest The Girl Who Played with Fire

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Benny Andersson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Benny Andersson The Girl with the Golden Hair

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Gunnar Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Gunnar Myrdal An American Dilemma, The Essential Gunnar Myrdal Crisis in the Population Question

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Hans Alfredson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Hans Alfredson En ond man

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Filip Hammar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Filip Hammar Så tar du ut din lön i choklad, Två nötcreme och en Moviebox Tårtgeneralen

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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Allan Edwall Doktor Glas

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Gunnar Ekelöf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Gunnar Ekelöf Diwan on the Prince of Emgion, Selected poems I do best alone at night

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Stig Dagerman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Stig Dagerman De dömdas ö, Le serpent Vårt behov av tröst

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Ulf Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ulf Stark Meer in Sicht. Geschichten von Wellen, Wind und weiten Stränden Als Papa mir das Weltall zeigte

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Björn Ulvaeus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Björn Ulvaeus Kristina från Duvemåla

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Ulf Lundell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Ulf Lundell Mer än hennes mun, Friheten Vädermannen

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Maria Gripe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Maria Gripe Abrigo Verde, El --och de vita skuggorna i skogen

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Bertil Malmberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Bertil Malmberg Ake and His World, Analisis del Lenguaje En El Siglo XX La phonétique

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Torgny Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Torgny Lindgren The way of a serpent, In Praise of Truth Till sanningens lov

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Marianne Fredriksson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Marianne Fredriksson Simon and the Oaks, According to Mary Magdalene Inge and Mira

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Carl Bildt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Carl Bildt Peace journey

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Maj Sjöwall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Maj Sjöwall The Abominable Man, The Man on the Balcony The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

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Evert Taube is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Evert Taube Sjösalaboken, Jag kommer av ett brusand' hav Calle Schewens vals

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Per Wahlöö is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Sweden
Per Wahlöö The Abominable Man, The Man on the Balcony The Man Who Went Up in Smoke