After his art studies in Antwerp, Belgium, Dahlqvist worked over the years for companies of a highly different nature: design, promotion, translation, DTP, IT, and shipping. These experiences create a source of information that is intertwined in his novels. He has also worked as a ghostwriter. Another side of Dahlqvist is his interest in the past, delving into research for technical-historical books. In his novels and short stories, Dahlqvist mixes reality, fiction, and memories. The reality is found in ordinary, everyday events, in conversations, and chat sessions with people of all ages. All this material is mixed with a dose of fiction so the original facts become different, more beautiful and intriguing. The countless trips Dahlqvist embarks on also form a great source to describe all kinds of situations and environments. Dahlqvist has visited Austria, Germany, France, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Scotland, and Canadian regions like Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and Yukon. In the United States, he’s explored Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, California, and Utah. He also wandered around islands, which by chance all start with the letter M: Madeira, Malta, Sao Miguel (Azores) and Mikonos.