Lourdes Daza-Gillman

Lourdes Daza-Gillman (born in Bolivia) is a Swedish crime fiction author. She has a background as an engineer, politician and artwork artist. Lourdes’ books are some of the most recent additions to a wide body of Nordic crime fiction.

While living in London during the 1970s she developed a passionate interest in the injustices faced by women around the world. However, her studies and observations were put on hold when she moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where she began a long career at Ericsson as an engineer. During her 28-years at Ericsson, she moved from working in the early 1980s with computer programming, to a variety of expert and management roles in Sweden and abroad.

In 2005 Lourdes Daza-Gillman was elected to the board of Feministiskt Initiativ, a women’s movement, and was directly involved in the efforts to make FI a political force. She now had the opportunity to focus on causes close to her heart – raising women’s low wages, preventing men’s violence against women and helping children brought up under these circumstances.

Lourdes Daza-Gillman’s children books are a step aside from crime drama thrillers. After becoming grandma for the third time, when her daughter had a lovely little boy, Hugo, Lourdes decided to write a picture book series for rainbow children called: “Hugo's World”.

“Hugo's World” is a series of trilingual (Swedish, English and Spanish) picture books about a child's everyday life and his new discoveries together with his two mothers.

Each story features the magic of his world. Hugo’s surprises and curiosity in everyday happenings is as for any child of his age. The series highlights how any common day can be in his or any child’s life.