|Born||Olof Edvin Verner Jonsson|
29 July 1900
near Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden
|Died||25 August 1976 (aged 75)|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |
1974 (shared with Harry Martinson)
Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish novelist and short story writer. 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.
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