Per Olov Enquist

Photograph of Per Olov Enquist ©Ulla Montan

Photograph of Per Olov Enquist ©Ulla Montan

Per Olov Enquist was born in 1934 in a small village in Norrland, the northern part of Sweden. He is one of Sweden's leading contemporary writers, both as a novelist and a playwright. He has twice won the August Prize for fiction, the most prestigious Swedish literary prize, and was awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The Visit of the Royal Physician.

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