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Eyvind Johnson (Jonsson), Nobel Prize in Literature, 1974

Also Known As: "Olof Edvin Verner Jonsson"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Svartbjörnsbyn, Överluleå församling, Sverige
Death: August 25, 1976 (76)
Stockholm, Sverige
Immediate Family:

Son of Olof Petter Jonsson and Sevia Jonsson
Husband of Aase Johnson and Cilla Johnson
Father of Tore Johnson; Private User and Private User

Occupation: Author & writer, Författare
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About Eyvind Johnson, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1974

Eyvind Johnson, (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish writer and author. 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.

Johnson was born Olof Edvin Verner Jonsson in Svartbjörnsbyn village in Överluleå parish, near the town of Boden in Norrbotten. In Boden they show the small house where he grew up.

His most noted works include Här har du ditt liv! (Here is Your Life!) (1935), Strändernas Svall (Return to Ithaca) (1946) and Hans Nådes Tid (The Days of his Grace) (1960).

The choice for Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson in 1974 was controversial as both were on the Nobel panel themselves and Graham Greene, Saul Bellow and Vladimir Nabokov were the favoured candidates that year.

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Eyvind Johnson, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1974's Timeline

July 29, 1900
January 8, 1928
Age 27
Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, Île-de-France, France
August 25, 1976
Age 76