b. 1944


Librettist, translator; B.A. (theatre, film, art history).




Trädgården (The Garden; a fantasy about Swedish scientist Carl Linnæus); music Jonas Forssell; Drottningholm Court Theater, 1999.


Bathsheba (after the Bible and Torgny Lindgren's novel; in English); music Sven-David Sandström; Royal Opera, Stockholm, 2008-09.


Kroppens dunkla natt (Dark Night of the Body; original libretto about a woman Faust); music Catharina Backman; commissioned by the Royal Opera, Stockholm.




Kejsarinnan (The Empress, after Selma Lagerlöf's novel Kejsaren av Portugallien); music Mikael Wiehe; Folkteatern, Gothenburg, 1999; Det Norske Teatret, Oslo, 2000.




More than 80 books from English, French, German, Danish; by Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, William Faulkner, Christopher Isherwood, Roland Barthes, Naja Marie Aidt et al; musicals, plays, poetry, essays etc.


Currently translating Maria de Buenos Aires, "tango operita" (1968); libretto Horacio Ferrer; music Astor Piazzolla; and Before Nightfall, novel by Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.


In Rome, also preparing for a first novel, Den gudomliga (The Divine).