Majgull Axelsson (b. 1947) is a famous Swedish journalist and writer. She grew up in Nässjö and had education in journalism.
Her first book was non-fiction, and focused on the problems of child prostitution and street children in third world, and poverty in Sweden. April Witch is her second novel, and one that was well-received in Sweden. With over 200,000 copies sold in hardcover, it landed on several bestsellers lists for months and got the most important Swedish literature award. Addressing themes of mother-daughter relationships, competition between women, and the failures of Sweden’s postwar welfare state, it is foremost a thrillingly written and fascinating story.
Axelsson lives with her husband and her two sons in Upplands Vaesby.