The author, Per Anders Fogelstroem, is one of the most widely read authors in Sweden today. "City of My Dreams," the first book in his five-volume Stockholm Series, broke the record for bestsellers. A compelling storyteller known for his narrative sweep, his acute characterization and the poetic qualities of his prose, Fogelstroem was highly acclaimed even before he wrote the Stockholm Series. Ingmar Bergman made one of Fogelstroems earlier novels, Summer with Monika, into a film that is now a Bergman classic. Fogelstroem has remained a favorite in Swedish literature among readers of all ages, and he continues to be greatly loved and respected as a chronicler of his people. He died June 20, 1998, two days before the unveiling of a statue of him at the entrance to the hall where the Nobel prizes are awarded in Stockholm.