Hi and welcome to my homepage. I write in Swedish and English, for children, teenagers and adults. My latest Swedish novel, The Ballad of Solomon's Bend, was published in September 2019. My English novel The Prince of Soul and The Lighthouse won the 2013 Sir Julius Vogel Award for best youth novel and has been translated into several languages.
I was born in 1971 and grew up in Ludvika, a small city in the Dalecarlia region of Sweden. Together with my wife and our two children I’ve lived for a short period of time in Rwanda, and for several years in New Zealand. Since a few years back we live in Gävle, Sweden.
I am a pharmacist with a master’s degree in journalism. In my spare time I enjoy skiing and trekking with my family, playing music or TV games, and sitting in our little boat on the ocean, thinking about new books that I want to write.
The non-fiction book Drugs and Bugs – a little book about medicines has also been translated to a number of languages. In 2017 the WHO organisation The Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) distributed the book to all health care centres in Sweden, so that patients and visitors can read it in the waiting room.
Besides books I’ve written radio manuscripts for Swedish national and regional radio, and humour columns for the two national newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet.
A few years back I was engaged as a script writer for an international comic about medicines and how to use them in a safe way. The comic is published by The Uppsala Monitoring Centre. The first issue is about fake medicines and the second deals with antibiotic resistance.
When I’m not writing, I work for VA (Public & Science), a non-profit organization aiming to promote openness and dialogue between researchers and the public. A few years ago we made this movie about how science works. I’m involved in several projects about citizen science – when scientists and “regular people” do research together. One such example is our annual Mass Experiment, where thousands of school pupils help researchers do real research. This year's mass experiment – the Housing Experiment – is about mapping how accessible Swedish housing is for older people.
If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to say hi, please use the form below or email me at email@example.com.