Author Profile and Contact Details

My everyday name is Christopher. My Hebrew name is Avner (אבנר). As so many European Jews, I’m part of an interfaith family. I was born in 1972 at Höllviken, a seaside locality on the southernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Nowadays, my husband and I divide our time between Malmö in Sweden and Maspalomas in the Spanish Canary Islands.


Education
Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Lund University.
Specialisation
Philosophy of religion and legal aspects of religious freedom.
Employment
Senior administrator at the Swedish Prosecution Authority.
Sideline
Lecturer in religion related to the whole gamut of civil liberties.
Pastime
Theatregoer, televiewer, traveller, and storyteller pursuing refinement.

I have written and researched for various publications, and I’m always working on a story. In the late autumn of 1995, I was one in a small group of people who founded QX, Scandinavia’s leading gay magazine. In April 2000, I bought my domain name and began to publish myself online. Then, in August 2005, I launched the diary and set about sharing images and my personal thoughts on arts and news.

In addition to being a man of letters with literary ambitions, I have made a career as a senior administrator in the Swedish judicial system. My working life has so far spanned managership at a technology company, clerkship at the prosecution authority, judgeship at the district and appellate courts, councillorship in a city borough, entrepreneurship in the publishing industry, and headship of two health organisations.

I became a mature student in 2005 when I enrolled at the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University. As a civil libertarian with a laissez-faire attitude to culture, I devoted much of my academic studies to analyses of legal challenges to religious freedom, often caused by conflicts between secular legislators and minority groups trying to uphold traditional observance.

Leisure activities are mostly linked to my interest in the arts. I enjoy both classical and modern art, I spend many hours a week on quality film and television, and I have a season ticket to the Royal Danish Theatre, where I appreciate opera and ballet. I read for pleasure every day and have a special fondness for aphorisms and intelligent dialogue, in part because I subscribe to the minimalist idea that less is more.

My diary is registered with the Swedish Broadcasting Authority. Sources are therefore legally protected and their right to anonymity is absolute. Contact me by email at or by text message at . Always use encryption to protect sensitive information.