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Harry Martinson

Born in May 6, 1904 / Died in February 11, 1978 / Sweden / Swedish

Harry Martinson poet from Sweden was born on May 6, 1904, had 73 years and died on February 11, 1978. Poems were written mainly in Swedish language. Dominant movement is other.


Harry Martinson (May 6, 1904 – February 11, 1978) was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974 together with fellow Swede Eyvind Johnson. The choice for Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson was very controversial as both were on the Nobel panel. They and Graham Greene, Saul Bellow and Vladimir Nabokov were the favored candidates that year.. Swedish sailor author and poet