Johanna Koljonen (b 1978) is an author, playwright, writer, broadcaster, media analyst and moderator working mainly is Sweden.
The production company Rundfunk Media AB, of which she is a founding partner, makes cultural programming and documentaries for the public service networks on TV and radio. She consults in and teaches transmedia design and the future of the screen media. Johanna is an international authority on Nordic style progressive larp, co-created the Nordic Larp Talks, and is one of the founders of the Alibis for Interaction experience design conference. She is the editor of the Nostradamus project, the Göteborg International Film Festival/ Lindholmen Science Park analysis project on the future of the screen media.
Scriptwriter of manga comic Oblivion High. Author, with Andreas Ekström, of Främling, a book-length study of Carola Häggkvist. Read more about writing here and find a complete list of books here. Columnist for Arbetsliv, previously columnist for Fokus, Fönstret, Damernas Värld, Sydsvenskan and Dagens Nyheter. Occasional film and literature critic, currently film editor of Fönstret.
Hosted P3 Kultur on Swedish national radio 2009-2011, Jättestora frågor med Johanna Koljonen in 2011, Koljonen i P1 in January, 2012, and three seasons of TV-cirkeln on Swedish national TV in 2012-2015. Occasional TV work hosting, for instance, UR Tema and TV4 Nyhetsmorgon. Hosts awards shows in the culture sector, including the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2012.
Years of experience with long-form on-stage interviews for the Swedish Film Institute and the Stockholm International Authors Stage including Umberto Eco, Amos Oz, Philip Pullman, Susanne Bier, Michael Ondaatje, Michael Nyman, Kjell Westö, Sapphire, Sjòn and many others.
Hosted the TV-klubben clubs (previously TV på Nalen) with Lång-Kalle Josephsson.
Has worked freelance in print and audiovisual media since 1997, as a journalist, critic, columnist and host.
Born in Helsinki, Finland in 1978. Moved to Stockholm, Sweden in 1999 and now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Studies in journalism, film and literature in Helsinki and Stockholm. BA (First class Hons) in English Language and Literature at Oxford University, UK in 2008.
Awards and honours
Member of the Swedish Comic Book Academy.
Served on the Swedish government committee for literature (Litteraturutredningen) 2011-2012.
Served on the jury for the CinemAfrica Film Festival in 2012.
Served on the jury for fiction for the Swedish Augustpriset literary award 2011.
Recipient of the Årets Kvinnogärning (Women’s Deed of the Year) in 2012 for #prataomdet
Recipient of Stora Journalistpriset (the Swedish Grand Journalism Award) with Sofia Mirjamsdotter in 2011 for #prataomdet.
Recipient of the RFSU Award in 2011 for #prataomdet.
Recipient of the Gyllene Haldan journalism award in 2011.
Recipient of the Stockholmspriset award in the Media category in 2011 (for 2010).
Gamer of the Year 2010 (elected by Sverok, the Swedish national organization for role-playing and conflict games)
Guest of Honour at the Helsinki Comic Book Festival in September 2008
Guest of Honour at Finncon-Animecon in July 2008
Reggie Alton Prize for Drama Through The Ages at St Edmund Hall, Oxford 2008