Born in 1969, Dan T. Sehlberg is a Swedish thriller author and entrepreneur, known for the Eric Söderqvist series; the internationally acclaimed novel MONA and sequel SINON.
Dan’s father, Bo Sehlberg, was a well-known aviation pilot, photographer and journalist. Throughout his career, he wrote several crime novels (published by B. Wahlström) as well as nonfiction books for the aviation industry.
Dan inherited his father’s passion for writing, getting his start at the age of fourteen as a journalist for one of Sweden’s leading music magazines.
Today, Dan work as an investor and partner in the real-estate firm Svenska Vårdfastigheter, a company that he founded in 2009. Svenska Vårdfastigheter produces and owns sustainable nursing homes. As an entrepreneur, Dan has successfully launched companies ranging from Sweden’s first travel booking website to an analytic software company and several social media ventures.
Dan lives with his wife and two daughters in Stockholm. He retreats to the tranquility of Sörmland, on the southeastern coast of Sweden, to work on his books.
Dan holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Photography by: Robin Skjoldborg, www.robinskjoldborg.dk
"In Sweden, storytelling is in the very soil of the land, with animated tales dating back long before the Vikings. With its dynamic history and diverse scenery, Sweden has always represented a source of inspiration for artists, writers and entrepreneurs.
I allocate most of my writing time to Sörmland. With widespread fields, high skies, deep woods and beautiful lakes, it’s the perfect place to reflect as well as to uncover new ideas and narratives. Sometimes a place of solitude, sometimes a lively gathering post for friends and family, Sörmland is also the favorite place of our English cocker spaniel, Dandy.
The city of Stockholm has been dubbed the capital of Scandinavia. It spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and opens up to the Baltic Sea and the archipelago. The beauty of Stockholm lies in the convergence of a 700 year-old history, a unique architectural layout and the modernity of an ever growing city. Stockholm is where I live and work when not in Sörmland.
Every year, I fly up to the north of Sweden together with a group of friends. We stay in a very small cabin by a very small lake, just by the Norwegian border. There, in the beautiful and vaste wilderness of Lappland, we hunt grouse, fish and walk the land of the Sami, the indigenous people who have been living there since the Ice Age.
To me, these unique settings; Sörmland, Stockholm and Lappland, form an important source of inspiration. These are places I encourage everyone to experience.”
Dan T. Sehlberg
Photography by: Jonas Tulldahl www.tulldahl.com
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