Kim Ekemar

Biography

I've been fortunate with opportunities to travel the world, counting Mexico, France, Sweden and Spain as my home at one time or other. In the past, a good part of my life was dedicated to business ventures: an art gallery, an advertising agency and commodity trading, among others. 

My travels have taken me to faraway places and amazing situations. I arrived in Mongolia just as the revolution for independence from the USSR started. I have been taken up the Sepik river by crocodile hunters in Papua Guinea. I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya, gone horseback riding to where the Río Magdalena in Colombia begins, crossed the Australian desert, hiked the Inka trail the wrong direction in Peru, and much more. However, the experience with the most impact that I’ve lived through was to be arbitrarily jailed in a centre for torture in Paraguay during the Stroessner dictatorship, under the absurd accusation of being a terrorist. (More about this in my illustrated non-fiction book in Spanish about the dictator, "El Reino del Terror".)

During the past two decades, I've been focused on artistic expressions – painting, photography, design and architecture, but mainly on writing. The sources for the things I'm interested in writing about are the passions of people; places and customs that I've experienced around the world; and stories or situations from life that intrigue me.

Smashwords Interview

Tell us about yourself and your background.
I've been fortunate with opportunities to travel the world, at one time or other
counting Mexico, France, Sweden and Spain as my home. In the past, a good part of
my life was dedicated to business ventures: commodity trading, an advertising agency
and an art gallery, among others.
During the past two decades, I've been focused on artistic expressions –
painting, photography, design and architecture, but mainly on writing. The sources for
the things I'm interested in writing about are the passions of people; places and
customs that I've experienced around the world; and stories or situations that intrigue
me. However, I'm convinced that none of the aforementioned is enough to create a
work of fiction (or any kind of artwork, for that matter), unless it's supported by a
strong, fundamental idea.
What are you hobbies?
My interests are centred around languages, music, travelling to extraordinary places,
and all visual arts (painting, photography, cinema). These elements, I believe, occupy
a large place in what I write. Moreover, because of them I perceive my literary work
to be easy to visualize.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kim Ekemar online

Twitter: @kimekemar

Where to buy in print


Books

El Reino del Terror
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,110. Language: Spanish. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » South American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Vivido por el autor cuando estuvo detenido en un centro de tortura de Alfredo Stroessner, esta es la historia, minuciosamente investigada, sobre el dictador más longevo en Sudamérica el siglo XX. Revela todo: las manipulaciones políticas, el apoyo estadounidense, la corrupción, el narcotráfico, los vínculos con los nazis, las aberraciones sexuales y, aún más importante – la Operación Cóndor.

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