Author and journalist Anders Ehnmark was an integral part of the English intellectual left, but without going in someone's pockets. He remained a writer, from the mid-1950s in Expressen, where he cultivated his driven, solid and always lightning-fast social change.
he began with foreign policy reports, on Angola, Cuba, Guinea-Bissau; but he also wrote about the red Norrbotten. During the 1980s he began to publish essays on the modern policy fundamentals. He wrote about alexis de Tocqueville and Machiavelli, and an acclaimed book about Erik Gustaf Geijer: ”The secret” (1999).
"He had such a bright mind, all the way to the end," says Annika Hagström, then almost fifty years old, married with Anders Ehnmark.
Ehnmark wrote reportageböcker together with his wife, Annika Hagström and also collaborated in the piece - and the book by Per Olov Enquist, among other things, in the original the detective story, ”Dr. Mabuses new testament” (1985). His last major essay was about the Italian vänsterteoretikern Antonio Gramsci: ”the City of light” (2005).
to get to know Anders Ehnmark during my time at Expressen and feel sorrow that he is gone, " says dagens nyheter's cultural section, Björn Wiman.
" He was a great role model, not just for one but for several generations of cultural journals. No one could write as he – even if many tried. Anders was also a genuinely kind human being. He made the world a funnier place.
Anders Ehnmark was 87 years old.