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
July 2016Italians are reading The Politics of the Impossible - a widely reviewed collection of Stig Dagerman's political articles (La politica dell'impossibile, Iperborea, 2016). Read one article from the collection, in translation by Lo Dagerman, on The World Citizen movement for peace spearheaded by American Garry Davis.
April 2016Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis receives the 2016 One Day A Year Stig Dagerman Award for his body of work, where passion for Arabic poetry, beyond the claims of religious and political currents, uncovers the liberating essence of the art form. Read more about the Stig Dagerman Award
Stig's poem on the plight of refugees, Flight sought us out, published by Innsbrucker Arbeitskreis für Psychoanalyse . Read the poem in Swedish, German or English.