Awards & Winners

Harry Martinson

Date of Birth 06-May-1904
Place of Birth Jämshög
(Blekinge County, Olofström Municipality, Blekinge)
Nationality Sweden
Also know as Martinson, Harry, Harry Martinsson
Profession Writer, Sailor, Author, Poet
Harry Martinson was a Swedish author poet and former sailor. 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 was very controversial, as both Martinson and Johnson were members of the academy and had partaken in endorsing themselves as laureates. He has been called "the great reformer of 20th century Swedish poetry, the most original of the writers called 'proletarian'."

Awards by Harry Martinson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Harry Martinson.


Nobel Prize in Literature
(for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos)


Nominations 1972 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize Dikter om ljus och mörker