Journalist and media expert, Arne Ruth was editor in chief of “Dagens Nyheter”, a leading Swedish daily. He has won several international awards for his journalistic work and has known Nuruddin Farah for many years. Arne Ruth is the founding chairman of the Swedish Rushdie Committee, and has been President of the Swedish branch of the PEN Club. He has also been a visiting professorat universities in Sweden, Norway and the USA.
As of 2009