Katarina Frostenson Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Full NameAlma Katarina Frostenson Arnault
Profession(s)Poet, Writer
Famous ForBeing a member of the Swedish Academy (that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Debut (as a writer)I Mellan (1978)
Katarina Frostenson wrote I mellan
Awards, Honors, Achievements • Great Prize of the Society of Nine (1989)
• Bellman Prize (1994)
• Swedish Radio Prize for Lyrical Poetry (1996)
• Erik Lindegren Prize (2004)
• Ekelöf Prize (2007)
• Litteris et Artibus medal (2007)
• Nordic Council's Literature Prize (2016)
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 March 1953
Age (as in 2018) 65 Years
BirthplaceHägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownStockholm, Sweden
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseJean-Claude Arnault (Photographer)
Katarina Frostenson with her husband Jean Claude Arnault
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Katarina Frostenson

  • On 27 February 1992, she was elected to the Swedish Academy. Frostenson succeeded the writer Artur Lundkvist to Chair number 18.

    Artur Lundkvist was succeded by Katarina Frostenson

    Artur Lundkvist was succeded by Katarina Frostenson

  • In the 1980s, she wrote essays and introductions on French authors.
  • Frostenson has been a member of the editorial team of the literary calendar ‘Halifax and runs a Forum gallery together with her husband, Jean-Claude Arnault.
  • Her Forum gallery became an important meeting place for authors, musicians, and artists in the late 1980s.
  • In 2018, her husband was convicted on charges of rape. On this account, she voluntarily stepped down as a member of the Swedish Academy.
  • Frostenson has written many poems and novels such as Rena land (1980), I det gula (1985), 4 monodramer (1990), Tankarna (1994), Endura (2002), etc.
  • Katarina Frostenson is a niece of Swedish hymn writer Anders Frostenson.

    Anders Frostenson is the uncle of Katarina Frostenson

    Anders Frostenson is the uncle of Katarina Frostenson

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