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country of citizenship: Sweden
language of expression: Swedish
occupation: translator, architect, novelist, journalist, writer, poet
award received: Nobel Prize in Literature, Nordic Council's Literature Prize, Dobloug Prize, Samfundet De Nio's Grand Prize, Östersunds-Postens litterature price
Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish novelist and short story writer. Regarded as the most groundbreaking novelist in modern Swedish literature 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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