Most Iconic Authors in Scandinavian Literature

The Top Ten
1 Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his ...read more.
2 Astrid Lindgren Astrid Lindgren
3 Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre.
4 Selma Lagerlöf Selma Lagerlöf
5 Karen Blixen
6 Søren Kierkegaard Søren Kierkegaard
7 Nelly Sachs
8 Sigrid Undset
9 Ludvig Holberg
10 Karin Michaëlis
The Contenders
11 Elsa Beskow
12 Adam Oehlenschläger
13 Inga Borg
14 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
15 Kaj Munk
16 Henrik Wergeland
17 Henrik Pontoppidan
18 Stieg Larsson Stieg Larsson
19 Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun
20 Johannes V. Jensen
21 August Strindberg August Strindberg Johan August Strindberg (22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty works ...read more.
22 Georg Brandes
23 Margit Sandemo
24 Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
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