Per Wästberg

Sweden (b.1933)

Per Wästberg is a Swedish writer and a member of the Swedish Academy since 1997.Wästberg is born in Stockholm, son of Erik Wästberg and his wife Greta née Hirsch, and holds a degree in literature from Uppsala University. He was editor-in-chief of Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter 1976-1982, and has been a contributor since 1953. He is an older brother of Olle Wästberg.

   The Air Cage (1973)
   Love's Gravity (1977)
   The Journey of Anders Sparrman (2010)
   Compass Bearing (poems) (2012)
Per Wästberg recommends
In Extremis (2017)
Tim Parks
"In Extremis is simply spellbinding and quite unique in my reading experience; very funny and very existential, compact and chatty, complicated and raw. Parks has written a masterpiece."

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