Tora Dahl

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Tora Dahl
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Born(1886-06-09)9 June 1886
Stockholm, Sweden
Died30 January 1982(1982-01-30) (aged 95)
OccupationTeacher and novelist
Awards Dobloug Prize (1975)

Tora Armida Dahl (9 June 1886 – 30 January 1982) was a Swedish teacher and novelist. She was married to literary critic Knut Jaensson. Among her novels is Fosterbarn from 1954. [1] She was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 1975. [2]


Personal life

Dahl was born in Stockholm on 9 June 1896, a daughter of architect Theodor Dahl and baker Emma Nilsdotter, and grew up with a foster mother in Nacka until the age of 11, when she moved to live with her mother. In 1914 she married Knut Jaensson  [ sv ], who initially could live of his inheritance from his father, and eventually became a literary critic. She died on 9 January 1982. [3]

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  1. Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Tora Armida Dahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Doblougprisen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  3. Larsson, Lisbeth. "Tora Armida Dahl". Retrieved 22 August 2020.

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