“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: he had closed the doors of his garage and started the engine. Read more

I seek out consolation as hunter tracking prey.

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December 2014

Stockholm Dec 16: A Celebration of Stig Dagerman in Words and Music Royal Concert Series
Dec 6: Dagerman's Resistance Provides Consolation. Let us always continue to read him. Swedish journalist Lisa Otterstrom reviews NATTENS LEKAR (SD's Collected Short Fiction) with introduction by Colm Toibin Dagens Nyheter
Maryland Dec 4: A Swedish Perspective on Post-War Germany. Lecture on Stig Dagerman's GERMAN AUTUMN at UMD at College Park

November 2014
Remembering Stig: There are probably only three contemporary Swedish writers of outstanding quality who have acquired world-wide reputation: the poets Gunnar Ekelöf and Tomas Tranströmer, and Stig Dagerman …, Per Wästberg , member of the Swedish Academy (formal translation forthcoming; use google translate to read now).
Remembering Stig: Chilean anniversary translation and edition Nuestra necesidad de consuleo es insaciable/OUR NEED FOR CONSOLATION IS INSATIABLE Mar y Terra, Valparaiso Read Introduction by Lo Dagerman.
Honoring Stig: Swedish short doc about Lars Kleen's scuplture Manuskript in the Stig Dagerman Park outside Stockholm