Sven Lindqvist was born in 1932 in Stockholm, where he still lives. He has travelled extensively through Asia, Africa and Latin America, and is the author of over thirty books, including Exterminate all the Brutes, Desert Divers and A History of Bombing.
* 'Sven Lindqvist is one of the most original and imaginative writers working today.' Richard Gott * 'A polemical adventure in travel, criticism and autobiography, Desert Divers opens up a vast, discursive territory. It is gripping from start to finish.' Geoff Dyer