Per Olof Sundman

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Per Olof Sundman
Per Olof Sundman
Born Per Olof Sundman
(1922-09-04)4 September 1922
Vaxholm, Sweden
Died 9 October 1992(1992-10-09) (aged 70)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Period 1957–1992
Notable works Flight of the Eagle

Per Olof Sundman (4 September 1922, Vaxholm – 9 October 1992, Stockholm) was a Swedish writer and politician.

Sundman was born in Vaxholm. After World War II, Sundman joined the Centre Party and was elected to the Riksdag.

Per Olof Sundman released his first book in 1957 and soon became a successful writer, even internationally. His writing has been compared to that of Ernest Hemingway.[1] In 1968, Sundman received the Nordic Council's Literature Prize, and in 1975, he became a member of the Swedish Academy, seat 6. His seat is now held by Tomas Riad.


  1. ^ Westberg, Örjan (2005-12-19). ""Skytten" av Per Olof Sundman" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2007-01-28.