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List of famous writers from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Sweden is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Swedish writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Sweden and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

Carolina Gynning and Marie-Louise Ekman are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Swedish writers?" and "Which writers are from Sweden?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Sweden in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Sweden, but they're all of Sweden descent.

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Stieg Larsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Stieg Larsson Died at 50 (1954-2004)

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Henning Mankell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
August Strindberg Died at 63 (1849-1912)

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Håkan Nesser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Håkan Nesser age 67

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Åke Edwardson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Vilhelm Moberg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Vilhelm Moberg Died at 75 (1898-1973)

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John Ajvide Lindqvist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Emanuel Swedenborg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Emanuel Swedenborg Died at 84 (1688-1772)

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Ingmar Bergman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Ingmar Bergman Died at 89 (1918-2007)

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Peter Weiss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Peter Weiss Died at 66 (1916-1982)

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Jan Guillou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Jan Guillou age 73

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Pär Lagerkvist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Pär Lagerkvist Died at 83 (1891-1974)

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Tomas Tranströmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Astrid Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Astrid Lindgren Died at 95 (1907-2002)

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Ingrid Bergman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Ingrid Bergman Died at 67 (1915-1982)

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Stellan Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Peter Stormare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Victor Sjöström is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Victor Sjöström Died at 81 (1879-1960)

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Viveca Lindfors is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Viveca Lindfors Died at 75 (1920-1995)

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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Mai Zetterling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Mai Zetterling Died at 69 (1925-1994)

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Sven Nykvist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Sven Nykvist Died at 84 (1922-2006)

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Britt Ekland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Britt Ekland age 75

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Lasse Hallström is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Erland Josephson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Erland Josephson Died at 89 (1923-2012)

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Per Olov Enquist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Lars Gustafsson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Bo Widerberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Bo Widerberg Died at 67 (1930-1997)

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Benny Andersson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Pernilla August is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Jan Troell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Jan Troell age 86

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Tomas Alfredson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Kjell Sundvall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Hans Alfredson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Kjell Bergqvist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Taslima Nasrin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Irina Björklund is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Harald Hamrell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Björn Ulvaeus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Selma Lagerlöf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Selma Lagerlöf Died at 82 (1858-1940)

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Carl Bildt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Carl Bildt age 68

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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Allan Edwall Died at 73 (1924-1997)

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Artur Lundkvist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Artur Lundkvist Died at 85 (1906-1991)

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Lukas Moodysson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Gunnar Myrdal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Gunnar Myrdal Died at 89 (1898-1987)

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Barbro Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Sven Hedin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Sven Hedin Died at 87 (1865-1952)

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Josef Fares is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Josef Fares age 40

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Claes Oldenburg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden

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Kerstin Ekman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Sweden
Kerstin Ekman age 84