Julie Lindahl is a Brazilian-born American author, educator and democracy activist who lives in Sweden. In 2010 she learned that her grandparents had been in the SS in occupied Poland throughout the duration of WWII, seeking refuge in Latin America as new war crimes trials started in West Germany in 1960. In her newly released memoir, The Pendulum, Julie documents her journey, and how it transforms her perspectives of her family and herself. Julie wrote the memoir with the support of The Swedish Author’s Fund (2016-17) and the Stevens Traveling Fellowship from Wellesley College (2015-16). A 2017 multimedia series featuring her story entitled Beyond Sides of History won WBUR two important US media awards. Julie is a contributor to WBUR Cognoscenti. She is the author of three other books about Nordic culture and well-being and the founder of Stories for Society, a non-profit dedicated to renewing the art of story-telling for social transformation.
Awards and Recognition
- 2018 Recipient of a Fulbright-Hays grant from the U.S. Embassy Stockholm to create an online learning program for schools in the U.S. and Sweden to accompany "The Pendulum".
- 2016-2017 Recipient of a writer's grant from the Swedish Author's Fund.
- 2015-2016 Recipient of The Stevens Traveling Fellowship, Wellesley College, in support of the writing and research for my book "The Pendulum."
- 2010, Awarded a prize for best back cover text from Gather Community Press to publish "Rose in the Sand," an account of ten years lived on an isolated island in Scandinavia.