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Ivar Lo-Johansson

Date of Birth 23-February-1901
Place of Birth Ösmo
(Nynäshamn Municipality, Stockholm County, Södermanland)
Nationality Sweden
Also know as Karl Ivar Johansson, Karl Ivar Loe
Profession Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer, Author
Ivar Lo-Johansson was a Swedish writer of the proletarian school. Lo-Johansson was born in Ösmo. He wrote over 50 proletarian novels and short-stories, all of which carried vivid portrayals of working-class people. He described the situation of the Swedish land-workers, statare, in his novels, short stories and journalism, which encouraged the adoption of certain land reforms in Sweden. He also caused much controversy with his features on old-age pensioners, gypsies and other non-privileged people. He died, aged 89, in Stockholm. Lo-Johansson first came to the literary fore in the mid-1930s with the publication of his short story collections. His stories were infused with realistic and detailed depictions of the plight of landless Swedish peasants, known as statare. The first of his short stories collection to be published was Statarna I–II, followed by his Jordproletärerna

Awards by Ivar Lo-Johansson

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Nordic Council's Literature Prize
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Nordic Council's Literature Prize Pubertet