Madeleine Gustafsson (writer)

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Dagmar Helena Madeleine Gustafsson (born 2 July 1937) is a Swedish writer, translator and literary critic.[1][2]

Born in Gothenburg, Gustafsson graduated in philosophy from Uppsala University in 1961. She also has an honorary doctorate from Gothenburg University. Gustafssone has worked as a literary critic for various newspapers including Dagens Nyheter. Her translations have included works by Marguerite Duras and Marcel Proust. In addition to essay collections, she has also published poetry. In 2013, she was awarded the Swedish Academy's Translation Prize.[1]

Gustafsson was also one of the three screenwriters behind the film Skyddsängeln (1990) which appeared in English as The Guardian Angel.[3] As a result, she received a European Film Academy award for European Screenwriter of the Year 1990.[4]


  • Utopien och dess skugga: studier i samtida fransk idédebatt (Norstedt, 1978)
  • Med andras ögon: om böcker mest (LiberFörlag, 1978)
  • Solida byggen: poetry (Norstedt, 1979)
  • Vattenväxter: poetry (Norstedt, 1983)
  • Berättelsens röst: från Bernhard till Yourcenar (Norstedt, 1991)
  • Att skriva om böcker (Tegnérsamfundet, 1993)
  • Fång-lada (poesi) (Norstedt, 1993)


  1. ^ a b "Madeleine Gustafsson har tilldelats Svenska Akademiens översättarpris för år 2013" (in Swedish). Svenska Akademien. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Madeleine Gustafsson". IMDb. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Madeleine Gustafsson". IMDb. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  4. ^ "European Film Awards 1990". European Film Academy. Retrieved 24 January 2015.