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 SvartbjÃ¶rnsbyn village in Ã–verluleÃ¥ parish, near the town of Boden in Norrbotten. In Boden they show the small house where he grew up.
His most noted works include HÃ¤r har du ditt liv!, StrÃ¤ndernas svall and Hans NÃ¥des Tid.