Anna Troberg

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Anna Troberg
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Troberg at Wikimania 2016
Born Anna Kristina Troberg
(1974-04-09) 9 April 1974 (age 44)
Landskrona, Sweden
Occupation Author, politician
Website annatroberg.com

Anna Troberg (born 9 April 1974 in Landskrona) is a translator, author, and former party leader of the Swedish Pirate Party.

Early life and career[edit]

Troberg was born in Landskrona but moved to Borlänge at a young age.[1]

She worked as the head of the Swedish branch of a publishing house.

On 22 December 2015, Wikimedia Sweden announced Troberg as the new operations manager of Wikimedia Sweden effective 6 January 2016.[2] In March 2017 she left that position to become the working chair of the Swedish union for employees in libraries, archives and museums.[3]

Pirate Party[edit]

Troberg and Julian Assange

Troberg's entry into the Pirate Party has been described as a complete ideological turnaround from the stances associated with her previous publishing career. She challenged the pirates with questions on her blog, and getting them answered to satisfaction, she decided that the pirates were right and that technology had superseded much of copyright law.[1][4][5]

Following this, she was invited to become active in the party at management level[6] and was appointed deputy party leader in 2009. Having worked closely with the previous party leader Rick Falkvinge for 18 months, she stepped up to the party leader position as he resigned on 1 January 2011.[7]

She considered one of her most important tasks to add more compassion to pirate politics and go beyond the technical focus.[8]

Troberg was considered to have a more polished appearance than her predecessor.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Troberg at the Gothenburg book fair 2012

Caricaturing her career in the publishing business, she wrote released the novel Chefer från helvetet ("Bosses from Hell") under the pseudonym Rosetta Sten (which directly translates to Rosetta Stone in Swedish).[7]

Troberg is credited with translating 25 works into Swedish. Some are Andy Riley's books about Bunny Suicides, Sharon Osbourne's autobiography Extreme, Chris Bradford's Young Samurai novels, Simon Lewis's Bad Traffic and several novels by Jeanette Winterson (Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Lighthousekeeping and The Passion).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sylvan, Camilla (2 January 2011). "Anna Troberg är Piratpartiets nya ledare". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Troberg, Anna (2015-12-22): "Ny verksamhetschef på plats". Wikimediasverige.wordpress.com. | |date=22 December 2015 |language=Swedish.
  3. ^ "Anna Troberg ny ordförande i DIK". hd.se. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Anna Troberg (1 January 2011). "From Publishing to Piracy". Falkvinge.net. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Lönegård, Claes (23 May 2011). "Vi har inget att erbjuda medlemmarna". Fokus (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Falkvinge, Rick (11 January 2011). "Stepdown reason #5: Anna". Falkvinge on Infopolicy. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Piratpartiets ledare avgår". TT/Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 1 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Forsström, Anders (2 January 2011). "Anna Troberg: Jag ska föra in hjärta i piratpolitiken". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sökning: pers:(Troberg Anna), Libris. Retrieved 8 May 2011