Carl-Henning Wijkmark was born in Stockholm in 1934. After university studies in Sweden and abroad, he worked as a journalist and literary critic, as a translator and teacher at the University of Stockholm. He has been a full-time writer for more than twenty-five years and has published novels, essays, as well as plays, many of which have received international acclaim. Carl-Henning Wijkmark is one of the natural Europeans in Swedish literature and in his works he often discusses issues like humanism and art, the role of the intellectuals, political and social issues.
Carl-Henning Wijkmark’s works have been sold to Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the U.S.