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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.
Growth statistics
DateNames BiographiesLinks to
Total300+
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3000+
bytes
AllInternalWikipediaWikisource Litteratur-
priser
Litteratur-
banken
Project
Gutenberg
2023-07-1735,774 15,0703,808167 49,31318,43219,7261,041 2,894336168
2023-09-0135,789 15,1003,832168 49,78118,68219,8581,063 2,895345172
2023-11-2835,817 15,1433,869170 50,38219,12619,9481,079 2,895351174
2023-12-0835,824 15,1583,886171 50,66719,33020,0061,082 2,895354175
2024-01-2936,000 15,4104,048174 53,60620,75020,8901,160 2,906382194
2024-04-2736,064 15,5874,219183 56,38622,30421,6381,261 2,908407217
The longest biographies are: Ulf Grahn, Carl Anton Wetterberg, Rafael Karsten, Johan Gunnar Andersson, Sven Hedin, Stieg Trenter, Viktor Rydberg, Selma Lagerlöf, Hans Karlgren, Ernst Didring, Maksim Gorkij, Ivar Kreuger, Jan Wahlén, Adam Oehlenschläger, Carl Axel Gottlund, Hjalmar Söderberg, Georg Brandes, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Adolf Noreen, Karl Gerhard, Herman Bang, H. P. Lovecraft, Jonas Hellborg, Ludwig Lewysohn, Harry Martinson, Fritiof Nilsson, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Dan Andersson, Hans Krondahl, Carl Fredric Dahlgren, Vilhelm Moberg, Mihkel Aitsam, Denis Diderot, Louise Hoffsten, Anders Chydenius, August Strindberg, Bernhard Nordh, Lasse Eriksson, Carl Michael Bellman, Astrid Lindgren, Karl Warburg, Jonas Lie, August Blanche, P. C. Jersild, Frans Michael Franzén, Ilmari Kianto, Gustaf Fröding, K. G. Ossiannilsson, Holger Drachmann, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Bernhard Lundstedt, Georg Brandell, Jan Lundius, William Shakespeare, Georg af Forselles, Fredrik August Dahlgren, Carl Rupert Nyblom, Henrik Ibsen, Hjalmar Bergman, Oscar Levertin, Ragnar Jändel, Carl August Hagberg, Nathan Söderblom, Carl Grimberg, Alexander L. Kielland, Britta Gröndahl, Anna Maria Lenngren, Håkon Melberg, Agneta Pleijel, Verner von Heidenstam, Esaias Tegnér, Johan Olof Wallin, Richard Smedberg, Elin Wägner, Fredrika Bremer, Otto Wilhelm Ålund, Peter Nilson, Gunnar Ekelöf, Victoria Benedictsson, Inger Sandberg, Gösta Molin, G. S. Löwenhielm, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Eva Neander, Zacharias Topelius, Aurora Ljungstedt, Erik Brate, Gustaf Ullman, Lars Gustafsson, Otto Witt, Cora Sandel, Lars Frykholm, Otto Nordenskjöld, Carl Snoilsky, Gunnar Kieri, Sixten Lundbohm, Per Hallström, Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Alfred Svensson, Artur Lundkvist.
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.

Rationale

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 36104 authors, out of which 15653 have presentations of varying lengths.

A   Aabel, Andreas -- Azimi, Maryam (896 authors)
B   Baade, Knud -- Bülow-Hübe, Torun (1591 authors)
C   Cacace, Mariangela Johansen -- Cöster, Fredrik Bernhard (465 authors)
D   D'Albedyhll, Eleonora Charlotta -- Dürrfeld, Peter (419 authors)
E   Eastman, Samuel Coffin -- Eysteinn Ásgrimsson (565 authors)
F   Faber, Else -- Fürst, Thorvald (541 authors)
G   Gaarder, Jostein -- Günther, Johan (627 authors)
H   Haag, Erik -- Hüttner, Peter (1390 authors)
I   Ibsen, Aage -- Izmajlov, Aleksandr Alekseevich (100 authors)
J   Jaabæk, Søren -- Jürgensen, Jürgen (493 authors)
K   Kaae, Harry -- Küsel, Ernst (732 authors)
L   L'Estrange, Charles James -- Lützow, Jørgen (1154 authors)
M   Macaulay, Thomas Babington -- Mützelburg, Adolf (778 authors)
N   Nachman, Eduard -- Nørretranders, Tor (564 authors)
O   O'Flanagan, Sheila -- Oxenvad, Niels (218 authors)
P   Paadar-Leivo, Rauna -- Pönitz, Carl Eduard (448 authors)
Q   Qashisho, Yuhanon -- Qvist, Hans (17 authors)
R   Raab, Axel Arvid -- Rützebeck, Holger (754 authors)
S   Saabye, Svend -- Süskind, Patrick (1676 authors)
T   Taarup, Martin -- Tøxen, Manasse (602 authors)
U   Uddenberg, Agneta -- Uurto, Iris (89 authors)
V   Vaa, Aslaug -- Vørsel, Niels (248 authors)
W   Waage, Erik -- Würtz, Paul (924 authors)
X   Xiao, Hong -- Xingjian, Gao (2 authors)
Y   Ya Ding -- Yxkull, Otto Reinhold (26 authors)
Z   Zacharias, Gun -- Zöller, Siri (107 authors)
Á   Árnadóttir, Nína Björk -- Ásmundsson, Valdimar (3 authors)
Ä   Ährling, Johan Erik Evald -- Ängman, Jacob (5 authors)
Å   Åberg, Alf -- Åström, Wilhelm (73 authors)
Æ   Ægidius, Hans Chr. -- Æreboe, Rasmus (3 authors)
É   Énault, Louis
Ó   Ólöf Sigurðardóttir á Hlöðum
Ö   Öberg Lindsten, Kajsa -- Özkök, Lütfi (90 authors)
Ø   Øberg, Edith -- Øygarden, Bjørg (50 authors)
Þ   Þórdarson, Matthías

Project Runeberg, 2024-06-16 19:02 (aronsson)
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