Signe Toksvig

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 02-14-1891

Died: 01-15-1983

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

TOKSVIG, SIGNE KIRSTINE.  Appointed for the writing of a biography of Emanuel Swedenborg; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1943.

Born February 14, 1891, in Denmark.  Education:  Cornell University, B.A., 1916.

Assistant editor, 1916–20, New Republic.

Publications:  The Last Devil, 1927; Hans Christian Andersen, 1933 (published in England, 1933, the United States, 1934, Denmark, 1935, Sweden, 1936, Finland, 1939); Eve’s Doctor, 1937; Port of Refuge, 1938; Life Boat, 1941. Articles in American-Scandinavian Review, Atlantic Monthly, North American Review, Nation, New Statesman, New Republic.