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Nordic Authors

Project Runeberg's
continuously updated database of
more than 30,000 authors and other relevant people
from the Nordic countries,
including hundreds of detailed biographies.

Projekt Runebergs
ständigt uppdaterade databas med
fler än 30.000 författare och andra intressanta personer
från de nordiska länderna,
med hundratals detaljerade levnadsbeskrivningar.

Project Runeberg's database of Nordic Authors is easy to use, free of charge and open source. There are several ways to access the database. This is a work in progress. Of the 33,000 names (December 2013), 55% are Swedish, 17% Danish, 9% Norwegian, 3% Estonian, and 3% Finnish. Your active contribution can help to balance this score.

Nordic Authors open source listing
Download the complete listing of more than 30,000 Nordic Authors with names, years of birth and death, nationality, and profession. This is a ISO 8859-1 plain text file named a.lst (click to download, 1.8 megabytes). Please report any errors or missing entries back to the editors@runeberg.org. Please indicate the RCS identification of the version you used. A similar file (t.lst) lists the titles of the more than 2,000 books that we have digitized.
Search for Nordic Authors
The search is based on Project Runeberg's databases of more than 30,000 Nordic Authors. For each author, we list their names, years of birth and death, (nationality,) and profession.
Biographies of Nordic Authors
For hundreds of Nordic Authors, Project Runeberg provides detailed biographies. You will find links to these biographies when you search for Nordic Authors. The contents of the biographies vary from author to author, and may contain
Link to Nordic Authors
Several hundreds of the Nordic Authors have detailed biographies, as described above. Each biography is a web page of its own, and has a bookmarkable URL. Links to these biographies are found when you search for Nordic Authors. Once you found your favorite authors, you can make a links to them from your own homepage, or save the bookmark. We guarantee that the URLs will not change, and the links will not be broken in the future, thus saving you from a lot of trouble. Furthermore, the URLs are all written in lower case letters (and sometimes digits 0-9) and contain no strange letters, umlauts, or characters that might look bad in print. We encourage you to mention these URLs to your friends and to print them in newspaper articles.
Write about Nordic Authors
If this database does not contain enough information about your favorite Nordic Authors, you are welcome to make a contribution. Write to the editors of Project Runeberg on editors@runeberg.org. Project Runeberg was built by unpaid volunteers like you. Together, we build the Internet's biggest center for Nordic literature!
More Information on the Internet
We encourage the use of Wikipedia for author presentations. If other sites on the Internet contain more information about your favorite Nordic Authors, we intend to keep up-to-date links from our biographies to these sites. We welcome your input. Write to the editors@runeberg.org.
Literary societies devoted to Nordic Authors
In the mid 1990s Project Runeberg used to offer free web space for literary societies, but this offer is no longer open. You can still see some old examples of this in our Tema section.
I mitten av 1990-talet erbjöd Projekt Runeberg gratis utrymme för webbpresentationer av litterära sällskap. Detta erbjudande är inte längre öppet. I vår temasektion finns några äldre exempel på detta.
Nordic Authors in Your Pocket
It is now long since our Palm Pilot format version of the Nordic Authors database was updated. If you have a 3com Palm Pilot, you can bring Nordic Authors with you wherever you go, by downloading nordauth.pdb. This 260+ kbyte compressed Pilot/Aportis Doc format version of our database contains the names of more than 12,000 famous Nordic people in a compact and easy to read format, complete with a legend:
Aapeli, (Simo Puupponen) (1915-1967) fi, writer
Aare, Leif (1933-) se, musician
Aarestrup, Emil (1800-1856) * dk, poet
Aarsleff, Carl (1852-1918) dk, sculptor
Aasen, IVAR Andreas (1813-1896) * no, linguist, poet

Read more about Project Runeberg's Pilot editions.


Books are protected by copyright during the lifetime of the author and then for 70 more years (life + 70). After that, the books enter the Public Domain, which makes them available to Project Runeberg. Books by authors who died in 1935 entered the Public Domain on January 1st, 2006. Learn more about copyright.

To find out who died when, you can search for Nordic Authors. This was the original purpose behind our database of Nordic Authors.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to help us extend or improve these databases, you are welcome to write to the editors@runeberg.org.

Innehåll / Indhold / Table of Contents

Contents Overview

Project Runeberg's author database contains 35761 authors, out of which 15041 have presentations of varying lengths.

A   Aabel, Andreas -- Azimi, Maryam (870 authors)
B   Baade, Knud -- Bülow-Hübe, Torun (1509 authors)
C   Cacace, Mariangela Johansen -- Cöster, Fredrik Bernhard (440 authors)
D   D'Albedyhll, Eleonora Charlotta -- Dürrfeld, Peter (399 authors)
E   Eastman, Samuel Coffin -- Eysteinn Ásgrimsson (547 authors)
F   Faber, Else -- Fürst, Thorvald (519 authors)
G   Gaarder, Jostein -- Günther, Johan (613 authors)
H   Haag, Erik -- Hüttner, Peter (1351 authors)
I   Ibsen, Aage -- Izarn, Joseph (94 authors)
J   Jaabæk, Søren -- Jürgensen, Jürgen (473 authors)
K   Kaae, Harry -- Küsel, Ernst (705 authors)
L   L'Estrange, Charles James -- Lützow, Jørgen (1103 authors)
M   Macaulay, Thomas Babington -- Mützelburg, Adolf (755 authors)
N   Nachman, Eduard -- Nørretranders, Tor (534 authors)
O   O'Flanagan, Sheila -- Oxenvad, Niels (198 authors)
P   Paadar-Leivo, Rauna -- Pönitz, Carl Eduard (430 authors)
Q   Qashisho, Yuhanon -- Qvist, Hans (17 authors)
R   Raab, Axel Arvid -- Rützebeck, Holger (726 authors)
S   Saabye, Svend -- Süskind, Patrick (1630 authors)
T   Taarup, Martin -- Tøxen, Manasse (575 authors)
U   Uddenberg, Agneta -- Uurto, Iris (87 authors)
V   Vaa, Aslaug -- Vørsel, Niels (225 authors)
W   Waage, Erik -- Würtz, Paul (897 authors)
X   Xiao, Hong -- Xingjian, Gao (2 authors)
Y   Ya Ding -- Yxkull, Otto Reinhold (26 authors)
Z   Zacharias, Gun -- Zöller, Siri (104 authors)
Á   Árnadóttir, Nína Björk -- Ásmundsson, Valdimar (3 authors)
Ä   Ährling, Johan Erik Evald -- Ängman, Jacob (5 authors)
Å   Åberg, Alf -- Åström, Wilhelm (68 authors)
Æ   Ægidius, Hans Chr. -- Æreboe, Rasmus (3 authors)
É   Énault, Louis
Ó   Ólöf Sigurðardóttir á Hlöðum
Ö   Öberg Lindsten, Kajsa -- Özkök, Lütfi (81 authors)
Ø   Øberg, Edith -- Øygarden, Bjørg (49 authors)
Þ   Þórdarson, Matthías

Project Runeberg, 2023-06-04 22:56 (aronsson)

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