Torgny Lilja was born in 1961 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has been living more or less permanently since 1988. Recently, he has been working on his doctor’s thesis on Swedish author Johannes Edfelt.
Lilja holds a PhL degree in Literary Theory (2011) and a BA degree in Literary, Theory, Linguistics and Russian (1988) from Stockhom University. He also holds a diploma in PR & Communications (2001) from Pace University in New York.
In addition to that, he has studied Journalism, Public Relations, Photojournalism, Web Design and Digital Imaging at Santa Barbara City College in California. Except Swedish, English and Russian, Lilja understands German, French and Latin.
In 2006–10, he was responsible for translations and web content at Järva Interpreting & Translating Company in Sweden. Before that he worked with communications at IOGT-NTO (the largest Swedish organization in the field of temperance), the Swedish Institute and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.
As a freelancer 1992–94, Lilja has been doing graphic design for the Swedish Tourist Association, the Nordic Council of Ministers, book publisher Rabén & Sjögren, and others. In 1989–94, he was responsible for desktop publishing at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
Charles Baudelaire, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Charles Bukowski
Palimpsest of the Soul: A Study in the Poetry by Johannes Edfelt (diss)
Dr Dracula & Mr Harker (poetry)
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