Augustin Erba-Odescalchi is the editor-in-chief of the Satuday magazine at Dagens Nyheter, a radio producer and author, born in 1968. Erba grew up in a Stockholm suburb with his Egyptian father and Austrian mother, the granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary. Erba’s colourful upbringing was the subject of his second novel, BLOOD BOUND (Blodsbunden, Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2015). Erba debuted with the novel THE BRIDGES OF LONELINESS (Ensamhetens broar) in 2009. He has also been widely praised for the autobiographical candour of his contributions to anthologies MISSION: DAD (Uppdrag: Pappa) and MISSION: FAMILY (Uppdrag: Familj), MOTHER MOMMY MAMA (Mor mamma morsan), TO MY SON (Till min son).
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