Awards & Winners

Lars Gyllensten

Date of Birth 12-November-1921
Place of Birth Stockholm
(Sweden, Stockholm County, Stockholm Municipality)
Nationality Sweden
Also know as Dr. Lars Gyllensten
Profession Physician, Writer, Author
Lars Johan Wictor Gyllensten was a Swedish author and physician, and a member of the Swedish Academy, which has the aim of furthering the "purity, vigour and majesty" of the Swedish language and selects the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature each year. Gyllensten was born and grew up in a middle-class family in Stockholm, son of Carl Gyllensten and Ingrid Rangström, and nephew of Ture Rangström. He studied at the Karolinska Institute, becoming a doctor of medicine in 1953, and was an associate professor of histology there from 1955 to 1973. His first written work, published under the pseudonym Jan Wictor in 1946, was a collection of poetry by Gyllensten and Torgny Greitz entitled Camera Obscura, a straight-faced parody of Swedish modernist 1940s poetry. The Swedish Academy biography refers to his "dialectic" prose trilogy Moderna myter, Det blå skeppet och Barnabok as the "real" beginning of his authorship. His last work was published in 2004. He left the Karolinska Institute to become a full-time author in 1973. He has been described as a Swedish counterpart to Thomas Mann and Albert Camus. Few of his works have been translated into English, French or German.

Awards by Lars Gyllensten

Check all the awards nominated and won by Lars Gyllensten.


Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize Sju vise mästare om kärlek


Nominations 1971 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize The Palace in the Park


Nominations 1967 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize Lotus i Hades