Awards & Winners

Eyvind Johnson

Date of Birth 29-July-1900
Place of Birth Boden
(Sweden, Norrbotten County, Boden Municipality, Norrbotten)
Nationality Sweden
Also know as Olof Edvin Verner Johnsson
Profession Writer, Novelist, Author
Eyvind Johnson 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!, Strändernas svall and Hans Nådes Tid.

Awards by Eyvind Johnson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Eyvind Johnson.


Nobel Prize in Literature
(for a narrative art, farseeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom)

Nominations 1974 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Neustadt International Prize for Literature


Nordic Council's Literature Prize
Honored for : The Days of his Grace

Nominations 1962 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize The Days of his Grace