I have written two books – In 2004 I published När livet går sönder, (When life falls apart), a crisis management publication awarded “the book of the year in its genre” in 2004.
In 2005 I published I tillitens tecken, (In the signs of trust), which I wrote after having suffered a stroke that made me blind in one eye.
As a member of the Cultural Committee in the Swedish parliament, I put an initiative to establish a Swedish literature canon, where an expert team consisting of teachers, the Swedish National Agency for Education and the Swedish Academy would choose the books to be included. Since then several political parties have picked up the idea, which is good. However I am still waiting for my proposal to become reality!
In addition, I have repeatedly emphasised my cultural commitment during my time in the European Parliament, including by setting up human rights plays like Speak Truth to Power and Seven.