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Fanny Alving

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Occupation  Swedish novelist
Died  June 2, 1955
Nationality  Swedish
Children  Barbro Alving
Name  Fanny Alving
Grandchildren  Ruffa Alving-Olin
Role  Novelist

Fanny Alving
Pen name  Fanny Norrman and Ulrik Uhland
Education  Palmgrenska Samskolan in Stockholm
Notable works  Gallapplen och paradisapplen, poetry collection, 1901 Andra visboken, 1915 Brita fran Osterby, novel, 1914 Skargardsflirt, novel, 1905 Aurores brollopsresor, novel, 1906 Carl Mikael Bellman och Ulla Winbland, novel, 1907
Partner  Sven Norrman (1898 to 1905); Hjalmar Alving (from 1906)

Fanny Maria Alving (23 October 1874 – 2 June 1955) was a Swedish novelist who used the pseudonyms Fanny Norrman and Ulrik Uhland.



Alving was born in Ytterselö, Södermanland on 23 October 1874. Her parents were Captain August Lönn (1837–1920) and Erika Charlotta Persdotter Jonsson. She was educated at Palmgrenska Samskolan in Stockholm where she matriculated in 1893. From 1898 to 1905 she was married to the statistician Sven Norrman and from 1906 to the linguist and educator Hjalmar Alving. The journalist Barbro Alving (1909–1987) was her daughter.

Alving travelled to Norway, Denmark and other European countries. She was a correspondent at the Greek consulate in Malmø from 1894 to 1898. Thereafter she worked for the journal Strix in Stockholm until 1901, signing her articles Maja X. As a novelist, she used the pen name Ulrik Uhland but also used Fanny Norrman and Fanny Alving.

Alving was one of the few Swedes of the day who introduced ordinary local people into her stories. Her crime novel Josefssons på Drottninggatan (The Josefssons on Queen's Street) not only includes people from Stockholm but features Sweden's first woman detective, Jullan Eriksson.


Published under the name Fanny Norrman
  • Galläpplen och paradisäpplen, poetry collection, 1901.
  • Andra visboken, 1915.
  • Brita från Österby, novel, 1914.
  • Published under the pen name Ulrik Uhland
  • Skärgårdsflirt, novel, 1905.
  • Aurores bröllopsresor, novel, 1906
  • Carl Michael Bellman och Ulla Winblad : en roman från den gamla goda tiden, novel, 1907.
  • Fröken från Västervik, novel, 1907
  • Baronerna på Sjöberga, novel, 1908.
  • Skandalhuset, novel, 1911.
  • Juvelerna på Gårda, novel, 1914.
  • Published under the name Fanny Alving
  • På avigsidan, novel, 1918.
  • Josefssons på Drottninggatan, novel, 1918.
  • Familjen von Skotte novel, 1922.
  • References

    Fanny Alving Wikipedia

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