Artur Lundkvist

Poet, Author

1906 – 1991


Who was Artur Lundkvist?

Artur Lundkvist was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1968.

He wrote around 80 books, and his works have been translated into some 30 languages. Lundkvist published a number of poems, including Om natten. He is also noted for having translated many works from Spanish and French into Swedish. Several authors he translated were later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

He married the poet Maria Wine in 1936.

In 1977 he was awarded the prestigious Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings festival in Struga, Macedonia.


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Mar 3, 1906
Perstorp Municipality
Also known as
  • Лундквист, Артур
  • Sweden
Dec 11, 1991
Solna Municipality

on July 23, 2013