Gothenburg Book Fair 2023:
Anders Johnson talks about Kerstin Hesselgren

29 Sep 2023, at 11.10 - 11.25

Author Anders Johnson talks about the life and work of the social liberal Kerstin Hesselgren at the Gothenburg Book Fair’s “Research Square” on Friday 29 September.

Kerstin Hesselgren (1872–1962) was the pioneering woman in Swedish politics and public administration during the first half of the 1900s.  She was one of the first five women to take a seat in the Swedish parliament, and also a pioneer in many other fields, not least as state vocational inspector. Her diligent work, knowledge and not least her social competence contributed to her becoming a strong social liberal voice to be reckoned with, both in Sweden and internationally.

All this, and more, is described in Kerstin Hesselgren – hälsovårdsapostel och riksdagspionjär (Business History Publishing, 2023), a new biography from author and business historian Anders Johnson.

See Anders presentation here (in Swedish):

Read more about this year’s program at the “Research Square”