We welcome Karin Alvtegen, one of Scandinavia’s most widely read and appreciated authors, as our third OMF Ambassador. Karin is recognized for her psychological thrillers, which include Guilt, Missing, Betrayal, Shame, Sacrifice, and Shadow, and has established herself as a celebrated bestseller worldwide. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Missing has been made into a praised British television mini-series, and international producers are adapting some of her other books. She has also won many literary awards including The Glass Key for Best Nordic Crime Novel and many more. (photo by Casia Bromberg)
In 2013, Karin came down with ME/CFS and was seriously ill. She has since become an active supporter of OMF on Facebook, and on her most recent birthday, she hosted a successful fundraiser for OMF. She has been the subject of a book on ME/CFS (in Swedish) titled “Invisible ill – while life passes,” which included a chapter by Scientific Advisory Board member Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD. Although she can no longer write, she has the active support of her family and the ME/CFS community.
We certainly know that with Karin’s broad popularity in her native Sweden, as well as in Norway, Denmark, and Finland, OMF’s reach and message of hope in Scandinavia will be sure to grow.
Welcome Karin to the OMF family.