Lidman, Sara 1923-2004

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LIDMAN, Sara 1923-2004


See index for CA sketch: Born December 30, 1923, in Missenträsk, Sweden; died June 17, 2004, in Umea, Sweden. Author. Lidman was a well-known Swedish novelist who wrote socially conscious books often set in rural Sweden. Growing up in a poor farm community in Lapland, she was the only child in her family to attend university. After studying at the University of Uppsala, she found work as a journalist and published her first novel, Tjärdalen (1953). Other stories about the humble lives of Swedish farmers followed, but after Lidman began traveling around the world she also set some of her tales in places such as Africa, as in Jag och min son (1961), and Vietnam, with Samtal i Hanoi (1966). In all, she published twenty-five books, most of which have not been translated into English. Exceptions include Naboth's Stone (1990) and The Village on Earth (1991). Lidman's last novel was Oskuldens minut (1999).



Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 257: Twentieth-Century Swedish Writers after World War II, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2002.


Grand Rapids Press, June 18, 2004, p. B6.

Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2004, p. B17.