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Author Information: Pär Lagerkvist

 
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Pär Lagerkvist was born in Vaxjo, Sweden, in 1891. His early works included short parables and longer stories utilizing folk elements, such as The Eternal Smile. His early work also included poetry and drama, and his accomplishments in these genres were also considerable. Lagerkvist's reputation began to spread beyond Sweden with publication of his novel The Dwarf, which appeared in English in 1945. His novel Barabbas brought him the Nobel Prize in 1951. His other books include The Marriage Feast, The Sibyl, and a book of his poems, Evening Land. He died in 1974.

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