It is evident that power and wealth are unevenly distributed. An alarming fact is that the power over the truth is so concentrated – so few actors have so much power over facts and fiction. Democracy is not based on that fact.

However, being an optimist after all, I find it encouraging that so many people are interested in the common good in our world. What does good look like? And can we achieve it? How? At this place I want to reinforce good initiatives. In order to do that, it is necessary to concentrate on crucial variables. We need to re-simplify things that are made complicated, quite unnecessarily. Available tools –  both fiction and facts to point at problems and solutions – should be applied. I have published three political suspense novels, so far published in Swedish. Waiting for Netflix.com to hang on.

The first, “Ingreppet”, is written in Swedish but I plan to make it available in English.

The second novel deals with the trafficking with organs taking place worldwide. The scene is Rwanda and Congo Kinshasa. The intrigue becomes a metaphor for the gap between rich and poor – and how it is exploited. “Levande döda” – is the Swedish title. Living dead.

The third novel “Volontärspelet” deals with a new phenomenon: Volunteer programmes are offered for money. In other words, you – or some parents – may pay for a stay at a game reserve to boost the C.V. In Volontärspelet the question “Are humans basically good?” is put at a test.

Apart from the three suspense novels I have written “På flykt till kärleken“, a story about two young persons, a girl rom Northern Sweden and a boy from Southern Germany meeting – and falling in love – as the Second World War starts. The book is written in Swedish and the German translation is now seeking its publisher: “Eine Frage des geringsten Widerstandes“,

Peter Winai