Bengt Jangfeldt, born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1948. Studied Russian literature in Stockholm and Moscow. PhD in 1976 on a dissertation about Vladimir Majakovsky. Lives in Stockholm. The author of biographies of Axel Munthe (2003), Vladimir Mayakovsky (2007), Joseph Brodsky (2010), and Raoul Wallenberg (2012). His books have been translated into several languages. He also works as a translator and has translated the poetry of Mayakovsky (with Gunnar Harding), as well as the poetry and prose of Osip Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky.
Bengt Jangfeldt has received several prizes for his books, including the August Prize (twice) and the Swedish Academy’s Biography Prize.