GÃ¶sta Ã…gren is a Swedish-language Finnish author who won the Finlandia Prize in 1988 for JÃ¤r. GÃ¶sta Ã…gren has praised the Gospel of Mark for its literary values and published the collection The Carpenter in reference to it. That stated he is known for his left-wing sympathies, which can be seen in his autobiographical work concerning the rural "proletariat." His brothers Leo and Erik were also writers.
He has published poems, essays and biographies. Among the literary awarded to him is the Finlandia Prize for Fiction for the poetry collection JÃ¤r in 1989. In his poems, Ã…gren often refers to the region he was born in, Ostrobothnia, on the west coast of Finland.