Lars Gustafsson

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Lars Gustafsson
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Lars Gustafsson in 2015
Born(1936-05-17)17 May 1936
Died2 April 2016(2016-04-02) (aged 79)
Stockholm, Sweden

Lars Erik Einar Gustavsson (17 May 1936 – 2 April 2016) was a Swedish poet, novelist and scholar. He was born in Västerås, Sweden.

Since the late 1950s he has produced poetry, novels, short stories, critical essays, and editorials. He earned international fame as a Swedish writer with literary awards such as the Prix International Charles Veillon des Essais in 1983, the Heinrich Steffens Preis in 1986, Una Vita per la Litteratura in 1989, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for poetry in 1994, and several others. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Gustavsson died at the age of 79 on 3 April 2016 in Stockholm.[1]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Gerard-Bonnier-Preis - 2006
  • The Goethe Medal - 2009
  • The Thomas Mann Prize - 2015
  • The International Nonino Prize in Italy - 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lars Gustafsson död". Dagens Nyheter. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.