Moa Martinsson, 1944, Sweden. She was one of Sweden’s most noted authors of proletarian literature. Her works were about motherhood, love, poverty, politics, religion,
urbanization and the hard living conditions of the working-class woman. (Info source: wikipedia.)
Birgit Tengroth, 1915-1983, Sweden. She was a famous actress but left acting, stating that she was tired of being “a pair of breasts in a blouse”, and became an author. One of her novels served as the inspiration for the movie Thirst by Ingmar Bergman.