Place of birth: Skattlösberg, Grangärde parish, Dalarna
Dan Andersson began working in the forest at the age of 12 as a helper, coalman and raftsman, and later became a writer, poet and composer. He made his debut in 1914 with a collection of short stories Cool stories about the everyday life of a group of coal miners during a winter.
Dan Andersson grew up in the Finnish countryside in southern Dalarna, and his home region has had a great influence on his writing. He is regarded as a pioneer of Swedish working-class literature.
Dan Andersson's poems were among the first to Project Runeberg published online.
After spending a night in a hotel room that had been treated for vermin and then not aired, Dan Andersson is snatched away, aged just 32.
"As he was in his works, so he was as a man. I think he made an unusually strong impression on everyone with whom he came into contact. It was a joy to know that this man existed, that he suffered and sought and struggled. His life increased the sum of the humanly great and noble" - Ragnar Jändel on his friend Dan Andersson
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