1996 BQ17. Discovered 1996 Jan. 30 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at La Silla.

Named in memory of Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973), Swedish novelist and writer. Moberg mainly wrote about society's lower classes and always fought for the individual against the authorities. He also strove unsuccessfully to make Sweden a republic. Among his best-known novels are Utvandrarna ("The Emigrants") and Invandrarna ("The Immigrants"), about a familiy moving from Smaland to Minnesota during the nineteenth century. (M 31297)

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