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
- Stig Dagerman in English, a panel with translators Steven Hartman and Benjamin Mier-Cruz, and Lo Dagerman, at the annual conference of the Society for Advanced Scandinavian Studies in San Fransisco May 2-4, 2013. The short film Our Need for Consolation will also be shown.