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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1939
Frans Eemil Sillanpää

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Frans Eemil Sillanpää - Facts

Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Born: 16 September 1888, Hämeenkyrö, Russian Empire (now Finland)

Died: 3 June 1964, Helsinki, Finland

Residence at the time of the award: Finland

Prize motivation: "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"

Field: prose

Language: Finnish

Prize share: 1/1

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