Awards & Winners

Karl Vennberg

Date of Birth 11-April-1910
Place of Birth Alvesta Municipality
(Kronoberg County)
Nationality Sweden
Profession Writer, Poet, Translator
Karl Vennberg was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in Stockholm and worked as a teacher of Norwegian in a Stockholm folk high school. His first poem "Hymn och hunger" was published in 1937. During his career, he published 20 collections of poetry. His literary criticism had an important influence on the Swedish literary scene. He also translated literary works into Swedish, among others Franz Kafka's The Trial. Generally considered a leading Swedish Modernist poet, several dissertations has been written about Vennberg's works. His poems are analytical but also often make use of irony. Vennberg is often said to be influenced by T. S. Eliot.

Awards by Karl Vennberg

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Nordic Council's Literature Prize
Honored for : Sju ord på tunnelbanan

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Award Nominated Nominated Work
Nordic Council's Literature Prize Sju ord på tunnelbanan