Lisa Bjurwald

Writer

Award-winning journalist and author

 

Member of the Swedish Writers' Union


Journalist, author and lecturer 
Lisa Bjurwald's award-winning book Keyboard Warriors (Skrivbordskrigarnais focused on the burning topic of Internet radicalisation and the far right online.

The critically acclaimed reportage book Europe's Shame (Europas skam) details the rise of Europe's far right and has been translated into several languages.

Lisa Bjurwald, editor and previously op-ed writer at leading Swedish dailies, has also published an investigative book on women in the extreme right (Good Day, Sister in Arms).
 

She writes for a range of newspapers and magazines and is editor and co-owner of the Swedish media industry's paper, Medievarlden.se
.



Europe's Shame published in Sweden, Norway and Finland

  

 God dag kampsyster!, on women in the extreme right

 

Honors and awards:

2015: Media Amazon of the Year

2014: Order of the Teaspoon's National Book Award

2013: Aftonbladet daily newspaper's culture award Hummerkniven

2011: The publishing house Natur & Kultur's writer's stipend

2010: Swedish winner of the European Parliament Prize for 
Journalism, press category


2010: US Depa
rtment of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Washington, D.C. and other US cities

2009: Milena Jesenská Journalism Fellowship, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienn
a

2007: Artists 
Against Nazis stipend, Stockholm

 

Professional background:

20 years of journalistic experience as reporter, editorial writer, editor, columnist, researcher, foreign correspondent

Specialized in current affairs, political extremism, right-wing populism, terrorism, press freedom, equality issues, security policies

News & selected events

Lecturing weekly in Sweden and abroad on topics ranging from xenophobia to press freedom

Elected as board member of the Teskedsorden foundation against intolerance (Stockholm)

"Keyboard Warriors" awarded with a national book prize

Author of a major international reportage series on human trafficking