Gunnel Vallquist was born on June 19, 1918, in Stockholm and died on January 11, 2016.
She was a Swedish writer and translator.
She was elected member of the Swedish Academy in 1982.
Gunnel was a member of the Catholic Church.
She has written several essays on Catholic religion of contemporary times, among them, reports from the Second Vatican Council.
Gunnel Vallquist translated the seven-piece novel In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust into Swedish (started in 1965, completed in 1982).
Gunnel Vallquist passed away at 97 yrs old.