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.
 
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   Compass Bearing (poems) (2012)
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In Extremis (2017)
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