Aksel Sandemose (novelist)
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Who is Aksel Sandemose?
Aksel Sandemose was a novelist, born in Nykøbing, Mors Island, Denmark to a Danish father and a Norwegian mother. He is the grandfather of illustrator and children's writer Iben Sandemose. Apart from his writing, in his early years he worked as a teacher, journalist, sailor and lumberjack in Newfoundland. Sandemose was one of six finalists for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1963.
- also known as Axel Nielsen
- born on (115 years ago) in Nykøbing Mors
- nationality: Denmark, Norway
- profession: Novelist, teacher, journalist, sailor, lumberjack
- Marriage with Hanne Holbek since
- parent of
- died on (50 years ago) in Copenhagen
- written works: "A fugitive crosses his tracks", "Aksel Sandemose and Canada", "Felicias bryllup"
- some of the nominations and awards:
- Gyldendal's Endowment
- Dobloug Prize - Norway
- nominated to Nordic Council's Literature Prize - "Felicias bryllup" (Norway)
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