Erik Asklund

Erik Asklund, born 20 June 1908 in Södermalm, Stockholm, died 6 November 1980 in Stockholm, was a Swedish writer.[1]

Erik Asklund 1931.

Asklund grew up in the working class area Södermalm in Stockholm.[2] He was a proletarian writer and published his first novel Bara en början ("Just a beginning") in 1929. The same year he contributed to the influential modernist anthology Fem Unga ("Five Young Ones"). Most of his books - novels, stories and non-fiction - are set in his native Stockholm. Asklund is best known for Manne, a series of autobiographical novels published in the 1950s.[3]


  1. ^ Erik Asklund sfi. se
  2. ^ Carl Olov Sommar En kille från Hornstull, St. Eriks årsbok 1987
  3. ^ Svenskt litteraturlexikon, 1970