Anna Troberg

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Anna Troberg
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Anna Troberg at Wikimania 2016.
Born Anna Kristina Troberg
(1974-04-09) 9 April 1974 (age 43)
Landskrona, Sweden
Occupation author, politician

Anna Troberg, born 9 April 1974 in Landskrona, is a translator and an author, former party leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. She currently resides in Järfälla, a suburb north of Stockholm, Sweden.

Early life and career[edit]

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

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

On 22 December 2015 Wikimedia Sweden announced Anna Troberg to be the new operations manager of Wikimedia Sweden from 6 January 2016.[2]

Pirate Party[edit]

Anna 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on her blog, and getting them answered to satisfaction, she decided that the pirates were right and that technology had superseded much of copyright law.[1][3][4]

Following this, she was invited to get active in the party at management level,[5] 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.[6]

She considers one of her most important tasks as leader of the Pirate Party to add more compassion to pirate politics and go beyond the technical focus.[7]

Troberg is considered to have a more polished appearance than her predecessor.[4]


Anna 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).[6]

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).[8]

Personal life[edit]

Troberg lives in a row house in Järfälla, Sweden with her girlfriend and several cats and dogs.[9]

See also[edit]


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