Sven Barthel

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Sven Barthel in 1960

Sven Kristian Barthel (Botkyrka, 8 September 1903 – Stockholm, 30 September 1991[1]) was a Swedish writer, journalist, theatre critic and translator. He married author Viveka Starfeldt in 1936.

He was a good narrator of nature with special interest in Stockholm's archipelago.[2]

As a translator he translated among other works Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.


  1. ^ Sveriges dödbok 1901–2009 - Swedish death index 1901–2009
  2. ^ Bra Böckers lexikon, 1973