Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning Nigerian-American author, speaker, and photographer based in Sweden. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Slate and Lonely Planet, among others. She is the author of the 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, Due North, and the bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in 18 foreign language editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her photography work. In Every Mirror She’s Black is her first novel.