Find out more about the greatest Swedish Writers, including Henning Mankell, Britt Ekland, Astrid Lindgren, August Strindberg and Fredrik Eklund.
Stieg LarssonStieg Larsson
15 August 1954
Swedish Journalist & Writer
Astrid LindgrenAstrid Lindgren
14 November 1907
Writer

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849
Novelist

Svante ThunbergSvante Thunberg
10 June 1969
Actor

Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931
Poet

Alva MyrdalAlva Myrdal
31 January 1902
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Britt EklandBritt Ekland
06 October 1942
Actor, Writer, Autobiographer, Television

Fredrik EklundFredrik Eklund
26 April 1977
Adult Film Star, Actor, Entrepreneur, Novelist

Mai ZetterlingMai Zetterling
24 May 1925
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer,
Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet

Henning MankellHenning Mankell
03 February 1948
Writer, Playwright, Children's writer, Crime
Selma LagerlöfSelma Lagerlöf
20 November 1858
Writer

Roy AnderssonRoy Andersson
31 March 1943
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer,

David LagercrantzDavid Lagercrantz
04 September 1962
Writer, Journalist, Biographer

Bror von Blixen-FineckeBror von Blixen-Finecke
25 July 1886
Writer, Military personnel

Carl BildtCarl Bildt
15 July 1949
Politician, Diplomat, Writer, Blogger, Television
Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
20 August 1779
Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

Ingrid von RosenIngrid von Rosen
17 January 1930
Diarist

Erland JosephsonErland Josephson
15 June 1923
Film director, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor,

John Ajvide LindqvistJohn Ajvide Lindqvist
02 December 1968
Writer, Screenwriter
Jan GuillouJan Guillou
17 January 1944
Writer, Journalist, Autobiographer, Screenwriter

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs
10 December 1891
Poet, Playwright, Writer
Leif G. W. PerssonLeif G. W. Persson
12 March 1945
Criminologist, Writer

Håkan NesserHåkan Nesser
21 February 1950
Writer, Screenwriter

Lukas MoodyssonLukas Moodysson
17 January 1969
Film director, Poet, Writer, Screenwriter,
Pär LagerkvistPär Lagerkvist
23 May 1891
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter

Peter WeissPeter Weiss
08 November 1916
Playwright, Writer, Painter, Director, Film
Signe HassoSigne Hasso
15 August 1915
Actress

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Karin BoyeKarin Boye
26 October 1900
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Literary critic,
Evert TaubeEvert Taube
12 March 1890
Singer, Composer, Musician, Writer, Poet,

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Olaus MagnusOlaus Magnus
30 September 1490
Writer
Vilhelm MobergVilhelm Moberg
20 August 1898
Journalist

Jan ArnaldJan Arnald
11 January 1963
Writer, Journalist

Eyvind JohnsonEyvind Johnson
29 July 1900
Novelist

Ellen KeyEllen Key
11 December 1849
Writer
Liza MarklundLiza Marklund
09 September 1962
Writer, Journalist
Verner von HeidenstamVerner von Heidenstam
06 July 1859
Swedish poet

Stig DagermanStig Dagerman
05 October 1923
Journalist

Moa MartinsonMoa Martinson
02 November 1890
Author

Vilgot SjömanVilgot Sjöman
02 December 1924
Writer
Erik Axel KarlfeldtErik Axel Karlfeldt
20 July 1864
Swedish poet

Viktor RydbergViktor Rydberg
18 December 1828
Writer

Olaus PetriOlaus Petri
06 January 1493
Clergyman

Hjalmar SöderbergHjalmar Söderberg
02 July 1869
Novelist

Klas Pontus ArnoldsonKlas Pontus Arnoldson
27 October 1844
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Non-fiction writer
Fredrika BremerFredrika Bremer
17 August 1801
Writer

Frans G. BengtssonFrans G. Bengtsson
04 October 1894
Author
Esaias TegnérEsaias Tegnér
13 November 1782
Poet

Per Brahe the YoungerPer Brahe the Younger
18 February 1602
Soldier

Eva DahlbeckEva Dahlbeck
08 March 1920
Actress
Gustaf FrödingGustaf Fröding
22 August 1860
Poet

Erik Gustaf GeijerErik Gustaf Geijer
12 January 1783
Writer
Gunnar EkelöfGunnar Ekelöf
15 September 1907
Poet

Carl Jonas Love AlmqvistCarl Jonas Love Almqvist
28 November 1793
Author

Dan AnderssonDan Andersson
06 April 1888
Author

Artur LundkvistArtur Lundkvist
03 March 1906
Writer

Kajsa Ekis EkmanKajsa Ekis Ekman
1980 AD
Journalist
Georg StiernhielmGeorg Stiernhielm
07 August 1598
Civil servant

Göran TunströmGöran Tunström
14 May 1937
Author

Carl Gustaf TessinCarl Gustaf Tessin
05 September 1695
Statesman

Anna Maria LenngrenAnna Maria Lenngren
18 June 1754
Poet
Victoria BenedictssonVictoria Benedictsson
06 March 1850
Author

Olof von DalinOlof von Dalin
29 August 1708
Poet
Sara LidmanSara Lidman
30 December 1923
Writer

Ivar Lo-JohanssonIvar Lo-Johansson
23 February 1901
Writer

Hjalmar BergmanHjalmar Bergman
19 September 1883
Author
Erik Johan StagneliusErik Johan Stagnelius
14 October 1793
Poet

Hedvig Charlotta NordenflychtHedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht
28 November 1718
Poet
Per Daniel Amadeus AtterbomPer Daniel Amadeus Atterbom
19 January 1790
Poet

Johan Henric KellgrenJohan Henric Kellgren
01 December 1751
Poet

Birgitta TrotzigBirgitta Trotzig
11 September 1929
Writer
Lars GyllenstenLars Gyllensten
12 November 1921
Author

Herbert TingstenHerbert Tingsten
17 March 1896
Political Sientist
Lennart HellsingLennart Hellsing
05 June 1919
Linguist, Poet, Writer, Translator, Children's

Gustaf Philip CreutzGustaf Philip Creutz
01 May 1731
Statesman

Bo BergmanBo Bergman
06 October 1869
Writer

Per Olof SundmanPer Olof Sundman
04 September 1922
Novelist
Lars AhlinLars Ahlin
04 April 1915
Author
Georg AdlersparreGeorg Adlersparre
28 March 1760
Politician

LucidorLucidor
06 October 1638
Poet

Thomas ThorildThomas Thorild
18 April 1759
Poet

Ola HanssonOla Hansson
12 November 1860
Poet
Werner AspenströmWerner Aspenström
13 November 1918
Poet

Oscar LevertinOscar Levertin
17 July 1862
Poet

Erik LindegrenErik Lindegren
05 August 1910
Author

Carl SnoilskyCarl Snoilsky
08 September 1841
Poet

Birger SjöbergBirger Sjöberg
06 December 1885
Poet
Maj Sjöwall and Per WahlööMaj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
05 August 1926
Journalists

Karl VennbergKarl Vennberg
11 April 1910
Poet
Bertel GripenbergBertel Gripenberg
19 September 1878
Poet

Bengt LidnerBengt Lidner
16 March 1757
Poet
Olle HedbergOlle Hedberg
31 May 1899
Author
Carl Gustaf af LeopoldCarl Gustaf af Leopold
26 February 1756
Poet