Awards & Winners

Steve Sem-Sandberg

Date of Birth 16-August-1958
Place of Birth Oslo
Nationality Norway, Sweden
Profession Journalist, Novelist, Writer, Author, Translator
Steve Sem-Sandberg is a Swedish journalist, novelist, non-fiction writer and translator. He made his literary debut in 1976 with the two science fiction novels Sländornas värld and Sökare i dödsskuggan. He was awarded the Dobloug Prize for fiction in 2005. His novel De fattiga i Łódź was awarded the August Prize. It recounts the life of the Łódź ghetto and its leader Chaim Rumkowski in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. Daphne Merkin in the New York Times said that he had succeeded in writing "a freshly felt, fully absorbing novel about the Holocaust," an even more difficult task as he was writing about a known historical figure in Rumkowski. By combining both intimate views and overall history, he conveys an effect "both super-realist and surrealist, in the manner of an animated documentary."

Awards by Steve Sem-Sandberg

Check all the awards nominated and won by Steve Sem-Sandberg.


Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize The Emperor of Lies


Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize Ravensbrück