One of our 52 Books Bingo categories is read a book by or about a Nobel Prize Winner. We have a few authors from the Scandinavian Peninsula who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Frans Eemil Sillanpää - 1939
Sigrid Undset - 1928
Knut Hamsun - 1920
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - 1903
Tomas Tranströmer - 2011
Eyvind Johnson - 1974
Harry Martinson - 1974
Nelly Sachs - 1966
Pär Lagerkvist - 1951
Erik Axel Karlfeldt - 1931 (posthumously)
Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam -1916
Selma Lagerlöf - 1909
We don't need to limit our reading choices to Nobel Prize Winners to literature. There are a number of people who won the Nobel Prize for Peace as well as Sciences from the Scandinavian Peninsula. The complete list broken down by country is available here or on Wikipedia.
10 Things you should know about Finnish Nobel Prize Winner Bengt Holmström
The Nobel Prize: History and Trivia
Culture Trip's Norway's Nobel Laureates
For our Brit Trippers currently on Ichnield Way on the way to Dorset:
Famed as one of the most beautiful locations of England, Dorset is located on the English Channel and was the birthplace of the novelist Thomas Hardy and poet William Barnes.
Rabbit trails: Sherborne Abbey, History with the Black Plague
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Total fail this week...I didn't complete a book. (sigh) Maybe I'll catch up later on this year.ReplyDelete