Lars Nordström was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and educated at the University of Stockholm, Portland State University, and Uppsala University, where he received his Ph. D. in American literature in 1989. As a young man he came to Oregon, where he spent more than 30 years before moving back home in 2015. Lars has lectured widely and published some 25 books of history, fiction, poetry, and, translations in English and Swedish. He now lives on a small farm in Värmland’s Finn Forest.