Project Runeberg comes to you from LYSATOR at Linköping University in Sweden.
continuously updated database of
more than 30,000 authors and other relevant people
from the Nordic countries,
including hundreds of detailed biographies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- 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
- details of their lives,
- pictures of the author,
- lists of books they have written,
- links to Project Runeberg's electronic editions of these books,
- links to more information about the author found elsewhere in
- links to other Nordic Authors that were related or relevant to
- links to thematic entries that in turn link to other authors,
books, or information,
- links to book reviews,
- information about literary societies devoted to the author,
- links to more information on other Internet sites.
- 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 email@example.com.
Project Runeberg was built by unpaid volunteers like you.
Together, we build the Internet's biggest center for Nordic
- 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
- 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
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
Innehåll / Indhold / Table of Contents
Project Runeberg's author database contains 33609 authors, out of which 11686 have presentations of varying lengths.
A Aabel, Per
-- Azimi, Maryam (704 authors)
B Baade, Knud
-- Bülow-Hübe, Torun (1207 authors)
C Cacace, Mariangela Johansen
-- Cöster, Fredrik Bernhard (337 authors)
D D'Albedyhll, Eleonora Charlotta
-- Dürrfeld, Peter (314 authors)
E Ebbe, Axel
-- Eysteinn Ásgrimsson (430 authors)
F Faber, Else
-- Fürst, Thorvald (387 authors)
G Gaarder, Jostein
-- Günther, Johan (494 authors)
H Haag, Erik
-- Hüttner, Peter (1072 authors)
I Ibsen, Aage
-- Izarn, Joseph (69 authors)
J Jaabæk, Søren
-- Jürgensen, Jürgen (363 authors)
K Kaae, Harry
-- Küntzel, Hans (558 authors)
L L'Estrange, Charles James
-- Lützow, Jørgen (849 authors)
M Macdonald, Betty
-- Mützelburg, Adolf (576 authors)
N Nacht, Maximilian
-- Nørretranders, Tor (432 authors)
O O'Flanagan, Sheila
-- Oxenvad, Niels (159 authors)
P Paadar-Leivo, Rauna
-- Pönitz, Carl Eduard (344 authors)
Q Qashisho, Yuhanon
-- Qvist, Hans (14 authors)
R Raab, Axel Arvid
-- Rützebeck, Holger (569 authors)
S Saabye, Svend
-- Süskind, Patrick (1285 authors)
T Taarup, Martin
-- Tøxen, Manasse (430 authors)
U Uddenberg, Agneta
-- Uurto, Iris (68 authors)
V Vaa, Dyre
-- Vørsel, Niels (172 authors)
W Waage, Erik
-- Würtz, Paul (592 authors)
X Xiao, Hong
-- Xingjian, Gao (2 authors)
Y Ya Ding
-- Yxkull, Otto Reinhold (21 authors)
Z Zacharias, Gun
-- Zöge von Manteuffel, Otto Jakob (80 authors)
Á Árnadóttir, Nína Björk
-- Ása Sólveig (2 authors)
Ä Ährling, Johan Erik Evald
-- Ängman, Jacob (5 authors)
Å Åberg, Alf
-- Åström, Wilhelm (45 authors)
Æ Ægidius, Hans Chr.
-- Æreboe, Rasmus (3 authors)
É Énault, Louis
Ó Ólöf Sigurðardóttir á Hlöðum
Ö Öberg, Helena
-- Östman, Nan Inger (54 authors)
Ø Øberg, Edith
-- Øygarden, Bjørg (46 authors)
Þ Þórdarson, Matthías
Project Runeberg, 2014-03-08 18:57 (aronsson)