Photo of Magnus Linton, Photographer: Sara Moritz

Author and journalist

Magnus Linton

Magnus Linton

I made my debut in 2000 with Veganerna (The Vegans) and in spring 2019 I will be releasing the book Text & Stil - om konsten att berätta med vetenskap (Text & Style - about the art of using science to tell stories). Other books of mine are Americanos (2005), Kött på flykt (2007), Cocaína (2010), De hatade (2012), and Knark - en svensk historia (2015), where I told the fascinating story about the rise and fall of Swedish drug politics.  

I am not an academic, but rather an author and a journalist, and during 2019/2020 I will be working with the project "Skriven mening" ("Written sentences"), supported by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) with the purpose of inspiring and promoting Swedish narrative non-fiction, based on research. At the Institute for Futures Studies I will also be working with general communication studies and literary strategies and practices in collaboration with researchers that are seeking further outlets for their knowledge, primarily in in books, articles, or outside of the academy. 

I am also a critic in Dagens Nyheter and am motivated by a strong desire to involve more researchers in the wider debates as well as in animated storytelling. I was editor in chief at the magazine Arena for several years and during the winter of 2017/18 I was a writer-in-residence at Uppsala university. 

Read an interview with Magnus Linton on Författarförbundet's webpage about how any why he writes.
Read an interview with Magnus Linton in Språktidningen about his latest book. 
More detailed information about Magnus Linton's books, background, lectures and writing workshops is available at magnuslinton.com.

Three recently published works:

  • Text & Stil – om konsten att berätta med vetenskap (Natur & Kultur 2019)
  • Knark – en svensk historia (Atlas 2015)
  • Cocaína: A Book on Those Who Make It  (Soft Skull 2013)

Three frequently cited works:

  • The International Colombian Drug Trade (UTNE Reade, Oktober 2014)
  • "Ett europeiskt land bland andra", i: Rasismen i Sverige 2014 
  • Veganerna – en bok om dom som stör (Atlas 2000)