Disa Törngren was a Swedish publisher, translator and author. Among her literary achievements was the co-authoring of Hexikon: En sagolik uppslagsbok (1981; ["Hexicon: An Encyclopedia of Fairy-tales"]).
Disa Törngren's son, Erland Törngren, has described how his mother (then working as Head of the fiction department of the publishing house Geber), having heard about the success of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in England, contacted Stanley Unwin during the later 1950s in order to negotiate the Swedish publication rights. On behalf of Almqvist & Wiksell/Gebers Förlag, Törngren wrote on 3 July 1956 to Allen & Unwin that Åke Ohlmarks had been chosen as the translator of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
- 1978: J.R.R. Tolkien – En biografi (J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography). Stockholm: AWE/Geber, ISBN 91-20-05898-5.
- ↑ Erland Törngren, "När Sagan om ringen kom till Sverige" ["When The Lord of the Rings came to Sweden"] (published 14 December 2001) at Nationalencyklopedin ["The National Encyclopedia"] (accessed 11 April 2011)
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: II. Reader's Guide, pp. 1032-3
- ↑ LIBRIS - Catalogue of the National Library of Sweden
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