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John Alexander

Biography

johnbiogI grew up in a small Australian township, Sassafras, in the Dandenong Ranges, not far from Melbourne. I began my professional career as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, first in radio, then television. I began travelling in my twenties, lived in places as far afield as Iceland, Japan and for many years in West Yorkshire UK, working mainly in the publishing industry.

I relocated to Sweden in the late eighties and embarked on an academic career. I ran courses and seminars in intercultural communication skills, media studies and storytelling throughout Scandinavia, at universities and for companies and organisations.

The art and craft of storytelling has always been a driving force for me and in recent years I’ve been able to devote more time to writing; short stories, crime novels, travel memoirs, in addition to a number of non-fiction and academic titles.