Lisa Bjurwald is an award winning journalist, author, lecturer and expert on xenophobia whose reportage books about the extreme right have been translated into several languages.
Bjurwald has been working as a journalist for more than 20 years, including being an editor of major newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet, as a columnist in Expressen and Aftonbladet, editor of the Media World as well as having worked as a reporter in USA, London and Rome.
She has been nominated for the Media Medal of the Year and has won a journalist award from the European Parliament. Currently, she is editor-in-chief and responsible publisher for the magazine Author. She was nominated for the Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2018. Until Only Ashes Remain is her fictional debut, followed by the freestanding sequel Take My Hand (2017).
Her latest book is a non-fiction, The Perpetrator is an Officer (Gärningsmannen är polis), written by Lisa Bjurwald together with ex-police officer Kerstin Dejemyr) was published spring 2021 to great critical acclaim and has stirred up a hot debate on the controversial and under-investigated topic of sexual violence at the hands of the police.