“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.

Latest News

September 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

March 2014

SLEET Selected Stories (Godine, 2013) long listed for Three Percent's Best Translation Book Award Fiction 2014.
A perfect story - Award-winning writer Alice McDermott on title story Sleet youtube.