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: he had closed the doors of his garage and started the engine. Read more
Latest NewsSeptember 2014
Irish writer Colm Toibin : (Dagerman is) a master in the art of absence, a master of the nuances of that which is missing and cannot be expressed. Introduction to NATTENS LEKAR - a new edition of Stig Dagerman's short fiction in Swedish Norstedts.
... short fiction as a vehicle of moral agency and insight, with a capacity to generate human empathy, identification and understanding. Steven Hartman, translator of SLEET quoted on the cover of EL HOMBRE DESCONOCIDO - short fiction by Stig Dagerman in Spanish translation by Juan Capel and Marina Torres amazon