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Per Erik Wastberg, Swedish Author. Recipient St. Erik medal City of Stockholm, 1966, Gold medal 1970; Stockholm Honorary prize, 1981; decorated commander Order of Lion (Senegal).

Background

Wastberg, Per Erik was born on November 20, 1933 in Stockholm. Son of Erik and Greta (Hirsch) Wastberg.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1962.

Career

Literature critic, columnist, Dagens Nyheter (newspaper), Sweden, since 1953; chief editor, Dagens Nyheter (newspaper), Sweden, 1976-1982. President Swedish Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, 1967-1978. President International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, 1979-1986.

Membership

Delaware United Nations Conferences on Africa, 1966-1973. Co-founder, secretary Swedish Defense and Aid Fund, Southern Africa, since 1959. Member commission for humanitarian aid Swedish International Development Agency, since 1964.

Member Environmental Council Sweden, since 1967, vice chairman 1972-1975. Expert assignments in Africa, 1970-1976. Fellow European Academy Arts Sciences.

Member Scandinavian Institute African Studies (board directors since 1983).

Connections

Married Margareta Ekstrom, 1970. Children— Johanna, Jakob.

father:
Erik Wastberg

mother:
Greta (Hirsch) Wastberg

spouse:
Margareta Ekstrom

children:
Johanna Wastberg

Jakob Wastberg