Gunilla Fagerholm


Gunilla Fagerholm was born in the middle of the 40ies and grew up in Stockholm together with her two brothers. Both her parents worked at the Royal Institute of Technology, in a very international atmosphere. Already at an early stage, this awoke her interest in the world. The family spent their summers in their summer cottage on the shores of Lake Öringe.

After her baccalaureat, Gunilla studied languages at the Stockholm University, combining those studies with some longer stays in Spain and France. In the middle of the 1970ies, Gunilla started to work in the travel trade and continued in it for 15 years. The travel industry was an obvious choice as it was well in line with her inclination for exploring other cultures and languages; an interest she had acquired already as a child. During the 80ies, Gunilla changed her profession. She started her own company and successfully worked as a computer consultant, still with focus on the travel trade.

Life, however, left a lot to be desired and after some years as a consultant she and her husband decided to drastically exchange their comfortable suburban life for a clay hut on a Kenyan maize field.

After some turbulent years in the Kenyan countryside, Gunilla and her husband returned to Sweden, where she is now living in Sörmland, dedicating her time to her family, her writing and their summer cottage.

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