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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Sweden
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Alexander Ahndoril is a Swedish novelist and playwright. His best-selling novel, Regissören, about the film maker Ingmar Bergman, was published in English translation as The Director in 2008 and in Italian translation as Il regista in 2011. Ahndoril was longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2009. His 2009 novel, The Hypnotist, was written together with his wife, Alexandra, using the pen name Lars Kepler. It is a crime fiction thriller - a first for them, and thus the pseudonym. A sequel, The Nightmare, which also features the Stockholm police detective Joona Linna, was published in 2010 in Sweden and then in English in 2012. The books have sold more than 1.5 million copies in ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Amanda Ooms is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Sweden
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Amanda Ooms is a Swedish actress and writer. She has acted in both film and TV in Sweden and internationally. She was born in Kalmar, Sweden. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Sweden
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Johan August Strindberg 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 60 plays and more than 30 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 innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. He is ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1849-1912)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Carina Burman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Sweden
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Carina Burman 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 and a biography of Bremer. 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, Fredrika Bremer's "Livet i gamla världen. Palestina" and the poetic works of Erik Gustaf Geijer. Carina and ...more

Age: 58

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