Carina Bergfeldt (born 1980) is an award winning Swedish journalist. She is the US correspondent at Sweden’s national television, SVT. Before that, she worked for a decade as a world reporter at Sweden’s biggest daily, Aftonbladet, where her series from Texas death row, “A Week With Death” is one of the paper’s biggest success to date. During the week of its release in 2013 the series about Death Row was read by 2.2 million Swedes, a quarter of the population.  A year later Carina went back to Texas and wrote a book about how one execution affected the lives of so many, Seven days to live, which has been sold to multiple countries in Europe and Asia.

Through her job as a reporter, Carina has travelled around the world. She has written about gang rapes in India, drug cartels in Mexico and famine in Chad. Her articles about the massacre on the Norwegian island Utøya won her the Swedish Grand Journalism Award as ”Storyteller of the Year” in 2012 and in 2013 Carina won an award for “Best Writing Style”. In 2015 her work with forgotten crisis in Africa gave her a nomination for the Red Cross Journalism Award and after covering the war in Syria through the eyes of children she was nominated for the European Press Prize in 2016. She started working for Swedish Television in 2016 and was after her first year on tv nominated for a ”Kristallen” award as TV-personality of the year, the first journalist ever to receive a nomination in the category.

With her background in journalism and her acclaimed storytelling and style Carina Bergfeldt has written two fictional novels. In 2012 she debuted with her first novel, Patricide, a chilling crime story set in her hometown Skövde. The book was sold to a dozen territories all over the world. 2015 was The Photograph, the second part in Carina’s psychologically suspenseful crime series, published in Sweden.

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