The Nobel Prize in Literature 1939
Frans Eemil Sillanpää
Prize share: 1/1
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1939 was awarded to Frans Eemil Sillanpää "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature".
Photos: Copyright © The Nobel Foundation
To cite this page
MLA style: "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1939". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2013. Web. 8 Mar 2014. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1939/index.html>
Which Nobel Laureates are hidden within the maze of letters?
All you need to know about the Literature Prize!
Read about Alfred Nobel's Will and the Literature Prize.