Alexandra is a multiple award-winning media personality and human rights fighter. She has during the years worked as a journalist, TV- and radio host/producer, author, speaker, moderator playwright, actress and goodwill-ambassador advocating for democracy, diversity and equality. Alexandra is a praised lecturer and motivational speaker within culture, politics, media, global trends and inspiration. She is passionate and visionary presentations inspires people to act. She has a unique ability to pass her message and move the listener.
- Bortom mammas gata (Beyond mamma’s street) (Atlas) 2001 – (The Swedish PEN-club prize)
- Korsvägar. Röster om förortskultur (Cross Roads. Voices about suburban culture) (Atlas) 2002
- Frontkick – samlade texter (Frontkick – collected texts) (Atlas) 2003
- Taxi (Atlas & Månpocket) 2008
- Min stora feta grekiska kokbok (My big fat Greek cookbook) (Bonnier Fakta) 2010 (Int. Cookbook Award)
- Kaos- ett grekiskt krislexikon (CHAOS) (Atlas) 2014
- #Me Too- så går vi vidare. Röster, redskap och råd (#me too – Moving on) (Lava) 2017
- Mammorna (The mothers) (Atlas) 2018 (nominated the August Prize)
Translated from Swedish to Greek
Editor and co-author
- Mitt namn är Iran – åtta möten med iranska kvinnor (My name is Iran – eight meetings with Iranian women) (2001)
- Svartskallar – så funkar vi (Blackheads – that’s how we work). Uppsala Publishing House (2003)
- Eldvatten (Firewater)
- Till alla Vänner (To all Friends)
- Naturen i själ och hjärta (Nature in soul and heart) – Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen
- Med andan i halsen (Teknikföretagen) 2011
- Det nya landet (The new country) (redaktör & skribent)
- Brev till min dotter (Letter to my daughter) (Bokförlaget Forum) 2017
- Saker jag hade velat veta när jag var 15 (Things I Wanted to Know When I Was 15) (Norstedts)
- Förord till “Sabelles Röda Klänning” (Preface to “Sabelle’s Red Dress”) (Prisbelönt) (Award Winning)
- Förord till “Annalisa och Födelsedagspresenten” Preface to “Annalisa and the Birthday Present”
From Greek to Swedish
Sabelle’s Red Dress (Mirando Book Publishing) 2015 (Pan Prize)
Examples of lectures held by Alexandra Pascalidou
Hostess in TV & Radio
Alexandra made her debut in 1995 hosting the multicultural weekly show Mosaik in Swedish Television (SVT). Since then she has presented everything from prime time christmas-shows to charity galas, from debates to documentaries, from Olympic Games to talk shows. Alexandra was the only one to host the Eurovision Song Contest in both her home countries.
Between 2004-2006, Alexandra worked as a program hostess in Greek TV where she, among other programs, led the EU election polls, TV-galas, Eurovision Song Contest, weekly prime time shows Euromania and her own interview series prime-time Friday nights. Among others she interviewed Armando Diego Maradona, Roberto Cavalli, Isabel Allende and Roger Moore.
Alexandra’s documentary on the Greek crisis in SVT “What’s wrong with the Greeks?” made a huge impact. Her documentary series in SVT “We are called beggars” became the Crystal-nominated viewing success.
Alexandra has been hosting for Swedish Radio, among others Pascalidou in P1, National Day Celebration, P1 Debate and Ring P1.
Alexandra made her stage debut as a playwright and actress at Göteborgs Stadsteater with the play “Alexandras Odyssé”. (Alexandra’s Odyssey).
Alexandra Pascalidou i pjäsen Alexandras Odyssé
Nonprofit and Volunteer
Alexandra is a goodwill ambassador for Mentor Sweden, Kvinna till Kvinna, the women’s shelter Terrafem. Over the years she spent precious time and effort to empower people that where deprived of their voices and their human dignity.
Since her book “The Mothers” was published, she, together with other mothers, has organized the Mothers’ Manifestations.
In 2014, Pascalidou together with secretary general Lena Ag for the organisation Kvinna till Kvinna competed in the TV-show “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. They won one million kronor which was donated to “Kvinna till Kvinna”.
Founder of New Academy Prize in Literature
Pascalidou was the creator and co-founder of ”The New Academy”, an initiative created in the spring of 2018 as a reaction to the scandals in the Swedish Academy that led to the cancellation of Nobel Prize in Literature. The initiative generated worldwide attention in e.g. The New York Times, The Guardian and CNN.