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Aksel Sandemose (novelist)


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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