born in Stockholm, Sweden, is an author and Professor of Russian literature. His books have been translated into several languages. He also works as a translator.
Bengt Jangfeldt has received several prizes for his books, including the August Prize (twice) and the Swedish Academy’s Biography Prize. His large-scale biography about the myth-garlanded Russian poet Mayakovsky, was awarded the prestigious August-Prize for the best Non-fiction title of the year 2007. In „Vi och Dom“, an essay about the Russian idea, he analysis the relationship between Russia and the West throughout centuries.