Gösta Knutsson (Gösta Lars August Johansson)

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Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
He was born in a well-off family with two older sisters. His father was a wholesaler. During his childhood he spent the summers on a farm outside Tranås, Småland. One summer, 1923, he bought a cat without tail, something which later inspired him to write his novels for children, 'Pelle Svanslös'. He was never interested in making pranks like other small boys, but preferred to read, something his sister taught him at the age of 4. After conscription he began university studies in Uppsala and studied greek, latin and ancient cultures. Read more...