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 two political suspense novels exposing the imbalance between rich and poor. 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.

Peter Winai