“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 February 2018

Stig’s last novel, WEDDING WORRIES, for the first time in English, translated by Paul Norlén with Lo Dagerman, to be published by David Godine. The volume includes a famous review by J.M.G. Le Clézio from Le Monde 1982. Cover: contemporary Swedish artist Mamma Andersson.

Also for the first time in English: Stig’s reflections on his own writing process in WEDDING WORRIES AND OTHER UPSETS

The World of Beasts in Dagerman's writing: Hans-Göran Ekman, University of Uppsala, Gidlunds 2018