In Henrik Berggren’s new book Markings of His Life, Dag Hammarskjöld, the individual and the statesman, emerges in an accessible and personable manner like never before. Together with almost one hundred photographs, many published for the first time, renowned Swedish biographer Henrik Berggren writes with vigor and empathy about Hammarskjöld’s life.
The volume follows Hammarskjöld from his aristocratic childhood in Sweden to his youth in Uppsala castle, from his successful and rather unknown period as a Swedish civil servant to his illustrious time as head of the United Nations.
Henrik Berggren will present the book and participate in a discussion moderated by Henrik Hammargren, Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.
This event is presented in cooperation with Scandinavia House.
About Henrik Berggren
Henrik Berggren is a historian, journalist and biographer, and has written extensively on Swedish political culture. In 2010, he published a biography of Olof Palme that has been translated into six languages, and his first novel was published in 2014. The biography Dag Hammarskjöld – Markings of His Life was published in 2016 by Bokförlaget Max Ström and is available in Swedish and English.
Henrik Berggren obtained his MA in 1986 at the University of California, Berkeley in Modern European History, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Stockholm 1995 in History. He served as Guest professor at JWG-university, Frankfurt-am-Main in 1997, and his career in journalism involves several senior positions at Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.