The author Lars Andersson gets Växjö Municipality Par Lagerkvist price of SEK 100 000.
He gets it “a writer who, like Pär Lagerkvist characterized a deep understanding of the existential and religious problems. ” The prize is awarded in conjunction with the Kronoberg Book Fair on 21 November.
Andersson made his debut for 19-year old with the novel “Fire Lyre” (1973) and got his big break with “Snöljus” (1979).
The Municipality of Växjö’s Literature Prize to Pär Lagerkvist memory was instituted in 2011 to reward an outstanding writer in pairs Stock Qvist spirit. The prize is awarded every two years, and was previously assigned to Christian Lundberg and Eva Ström.