(born June 19 1918
), Swedish writer and translator, Vallquist was elected member of the Swedish Academy
in 1982. Gunnel Vallquist is of the Catholic
Church and has written several essays on Catholic religion of our time, among them reports from the Second Vatican Council
. Her top achievement might be the translation into Swedish of the seven-piece novel In Search of Lost Time
by Marcel Proust
(started in 1965, completed in 1982).