Awards & Winners

Sara Lidman

Date of Birth 30-December-1923
Place of Birth Västerbotten
Nationality Sweden
Profession Writer, Author
Sara Lidman was a Swedish writer. Born in the village Missenträsk in the northern parts of Skellefteå Municipality, Lidman was raised in the Västerbotten region of northern Sweden. She studied at the University of Uppsala where her studies were interrupted by her receiving tuberculosis. She achieved her first great success with the novel Tjärdalen. In this novel and in Hjortronlandet she depicts themes like alienation and loneliness. In this and her following three novels, she described the difficult conditions for poor farmers in the northern Swedish province Västerbotten during the nineteenth century. Her innovative style was influenced by dialects and biblical language. In connection with her first four novels, she wrote a number of texts with strong political content. She engaged in protest against the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa. She also supported the miners strikes in North Sweden and was active in the Communist movement and after that in the environmentalist movement. After 1977, she wrote seven additional novels that dealt with the colonization of northern Sweden.

Awards by Sara Lidman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Sara Lidman.


Nordic Council's Literature Prize
Honored for : Vredens barn

Nominations 1980 »

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Nordic Council's Literature Prize Vredens barn


Nominations 1978 »

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Nordic Council's Literature Prize Thy Servant Is Listening


Nominations 1965 »

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Nordic Council's Literature Prize Med fem diamanter