Nina Burton

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Nina Burton

Nina Burton (b. 1946) is a poet and essayist, famous for her unique style of combining lyric poetry and the natural sciences. In 2016 she won the prestigious August Prize for Non-Fiction for The Gutenberg Galaxy Nova, and has also been awarded amongst others the Swedish Nobel Academy’s Essay Prize, Sweden’s biggest non-fiction award Stora Fackboks priset and Övralidspriset. Nina is a fellow of the Swedish Science Academy and the prestigious literary association Samfundet De Nio.

Books by Nina Burton

Notes from a Summer Cottage

Nina Burton

From the 2016 August Prize for Non-Fiction winner comes a beguiling and in many ways exceptional nature memoir, an homage to the natural world around us.What begins with a renovation of Nina Burton’s summer cottage, swiftly turns into an exploration…

Swedish title: Livets tunna väggar

Category: General Non-Fiction

Pub date: 15-09-2020

The Gutenberg Galaxy Nova

Nina Burton

NONFICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR – WINNER OF THE 2016 AUGUST PRIZEThe fate of humanism told through the life of the 16th century literary star Erasmus of Rotterdam. In the time of Gutenberg’s great printing innovation, and the birth of free media, Erasmu…

Swedish title: Gutenberggalaxens nova

Category: General Non-Fiction

Pub date: 06-09-2016