Famous Novelists from Sweden

List of notable or famous novelists from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Sweden and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Sweden is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from August Strindberg to Jonas Gardell.

This historic novelists from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Sweden?" These prominent novelists of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish novelists.

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  • Alexander Ahndoril was born 20 January 1967 in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm. Alexander made his literary debut at the age of 22 with the love story Den äkta kvinnan (The True Woman, 1989). He has since authored nine novels, screenplays, radio scripts and stage plays.Among the works that have gathered most attention is Regissören (The Director, 2006) a novel about Ingmar Bergman. Regissören was nominated for several awards, including the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and has been translated into 11 languages. Together with his wife Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, Alexander writes under the pseudonym Lars Kepler, author of the Joona Linna series.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Amanda Ooms
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    Amanda Francisca Ooms (born 5 September 1964) is a Swedish actress and writer. She has acted in both film and TV in Sweden and internationally. She was born in Kalmar, Sweden. Ooms participates in season 10 of Stjärnorna på slottet which was broadcast on SVT.
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Kalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden
  • August Strindberg
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    Johan August Strindberg (; Swedish: [ˈoːɡɵst ²strɪnːdbærj] (listen); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1849-1912)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Carina Burman
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    Carina Burman (born 1960) is a Swedish novelist and literature scholar. Her research has been focused on Swedish 18th and 19th century literature. She completed her Ph.D. in literature in Uppsala in 1988 with a dissertation on the Gustavian writer Johan Henric Kellgren. Later production includes a critical edition of previously unpublished letters of the novelist and feminist pioneer Fredrika Bremer in two volumes (1996) and a biography of Bremer (2001). Together with her husband, Professor Lars Burman, she has published critical editions on behalf of the Swedish Academy of the works of Johan Henric Kellgren (1995), Fredrika Bremer's "Livet i gamla världen. Palestina" (1995) and the poetic ...more
    • Age: 63
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén
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    Emilie Flygare-Carlén

    Emilie Flygare-Carlén (née Smith; August 8, 1807, Strömstad – February 5, 1892, Stockholm) was a Swedish novelist.
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1807-1892)
    • Birthplace: Strömstad, Sweden
  • Eyvind Johnson
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    Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish novelist and short story writer. Regarded as the most groundbreaking novelist in modern Swedish literature he became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974 with the citation: for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom.
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1900-1976)
    • Birthplace: Boden, Sweden