I am a former journalist, author, and communications manager, born in Stockholm, Sweden, with America as my home after my student years in California in the 1960s.
As a journalist, I have reported from Europe, the Middle East, Central America, Canada, and the United States, primarily for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the Christian Science Monitor.
As an author, my third book, Scandinavians in the State House — How Nordic Immigrants Shaped Minnesota Politics, was published in April 2017 by Minnesota Historical Society Press. Prior to that, Tredje bordet från höger – över gränser i Östeuropa, about my years in former Yugoslavia and communist Eastern Europe, was published in Sweden in 1981. It was followed in 2012 by Amerika – drömmarnas land, with an English and updated version titled, Land of Dreams: A Reporter’s Journey from Sweden to America, published in the United States in 2013.
As an international communications and public relations manager, my experience includes the World Bank, the United Nations, and Stanford University.