“The key word in Dagerman’s writings is freedom.”

Dagerman broke onto the literary scene when he was twenty-two. He enjoyed phenomenal success publishing novels, short stories, a travel book about post-war Germany, plays, poems, and a large amount of journalism at a rapid rate. Then, suddenly he fell silent. In 1954, Sweden was stunned to learn that Stig Dagerman, the epitome of his generation of writers, had been found dead in his car. Read more

I seek out consolation as hunter tracking prey.

LATEST NEWS below

May 2018

AMOS OZ receives the 2018 SD AWARD on May 26 in Älvkarleby, Sweden. The prize will be accepted by Oz's longtime friend and former publisher Camilla Nagler. Read Amos Oz's exceptional acceptance remarks here (to be released on May 26)

Swedish playwright Mattias Andersson's adaptation of Stig's MARTY'S SHADOW titled Skuggorna av Mart well-received by Swedish press as it provokes a debate about what it's like to live in the shadow of another person; what it's like to be bullied and to strive to become your own person.

February 2018

Stig’s last novel, WEDDING WORRIES, for the first time in English, translated by Paul Norlén with Lo Dagerman, to be published by David Godine. The volume includes a famous review by J.M.G. Le Clézio from Le Monde 1982. Cover: contemporary Swedish artist Mamma Andersson.

Also for the first time in English: Stig’s reflections on his own writing process in WEDDING WORRIES AND OTHER UPSETS

New Swedish title: The World of Beasts in Dagerman's writing: Hans-Göran Ekman, University of Uppsala, Gidlunds 2018