Sven Lindqvist is a Swedish author of mostly non-fiction, whose works include Exterminate All the Brutes and A History of Bombing.
Sven Lindqvist was born in Stockholm in 1932. He holds a PhD in History of literature from Stockholm University and a 1979 honorary doctorate from Uppsala University. In 1960â€“1961, he worked as cultural attachÃ© at the Swedish embassy in Beijing, China. From 1956â€“86 he was married to Cecilia Lindqvist, with whom he had two children. In 1986 he married the economist Agneta Stark. He lives in the SÃ¶dermalm area of central Stockholm.