Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer, Died at 78

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Gustav Torgny Lindgren was born on June 16, 1938 and died on March 16, 2017.

He was a Swedish writer.

He was the son of Andreas Lindgren and Helga Björk.

Lindgren studied in Umeå to become a teacher and worked as a teacher until the middle of the 1970s.

Over the next few years, Lindgren was active as a local politician for the Swedish Social Democratic Party.

During the 1980s, Lindgren converted to the Catholic faith.

He started as a poet in 1965 but had to wait until 1982 for his breakthrough, with the novel The Way of a Serpent (Swedish: Ormens väg på hälleberget).

He was translated into more than thirty languages and was one of Sweden’s most internationally successful contemporary writers.

In 1991, Lindgren became a member of the Swedish Academy.

Gustav Torgny Lindgren passed away at 78 years old.

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