It often tends to be the peripheral. Global microhistory, roots and borders, genealogical and contemporary adventures. DNA-strands, jungle treasures, atomic bombs etc. In 2004 I earned a bachelor in journalism. After 12 years as staff reporter (and sometimes photographer) at the local newspapers Skånska Dagbladet and Norra Skåne in Sweden I decided to move on and become a freelancer. Over the last few years I have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines in the Nordic countries including Aftonbladet Söndag, Aftenposten, Amnesty Press, Arbetaren, Arkitekten, Hufvudstadsbladet, OmVärlden, Populär Historia, Re:Public, Släkthistoria, Svenska Dagbladet and HD-Sydsvenskan. For a while I have also been freelancing as editor of the magazine Släkthistoria, published by Bonnier Publications.
Sometimes I travel to far-away places like Kyrgyzstan, Suriname or the Marshall Islands in search for unique, contemporary stories. Sometimes I dig into archives and old books trying to find stories from the past and connect them with the present day. Most things on this website are written in Swedish but my piece about the Aral Sea is in English, professionally translated by Johan Björkwall.


I am a member of the Swedish Union of Journalists. My company has a Swedish F-tax certificate.
Do you want to get in touch? E-mail me on tw(a)torbjorn-wester.se or call on +46739-26 44 29