Aksel Sandemose

Novelist, Award Winner

1899 – 1965

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Who was Aksel Sandemose?

Aksel Sandemose was a novelist, born in Nykøbing, Mors Island, Denmark to a Danish father and a Norwegian mother. He is the grandfather of illustrator and children's writer Iben Sandemose. Apart from his writing, in his early years he worked as a teacher, journalist, sailor and lumberjack in Newfoundland. Sandemose was one of six finalists for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1963.

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Born
Mar 19, 1899
Nykøbing Mors
Also known as
  • Axel Nielsen
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  • Denmark
  • Norway
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Died
Aug 6, 1965
Copenhagen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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