U.S. Events

February-March 2021

On-Line Events: The Making of a Man– documentary by Lo Dagerman based on Stig Dagerman’s play MARTY’S SHADOW:

March 11, 3pm EST La Maison française, NYU, New York: Virtual screening + Live Q&A with filmmaker Lo Dagerman and French history professor Herrick Chapman about Stig Dagerman in Paris 1947.

March 1-11 Scandinavia House, New York: Virtual screening. (link forthcoming)

March 9, 7pm EST Scandinavia House, New York: “Masculinity and Culture”. Live-streamed discussion with filmmaker Lo Dagerman and Mark Greene, author of Remaking Manhood and The Little #MeToo Book for Men, moderated by Benjamin Mier-Cruz, assistant professor at UWisc at Madison and translator of Stig Dagerman’s third novel A MOTH TO A FLAME (Penguin UK 2019). (link forthcoming)

February 15, Noon EST American Scandinavian Association/DC: Introduction by filmmaker Lo Dagerman followed by virtual screening.

Chapman University, California (February 22): Professor Mark Axelrod-Sokolow, director of the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing, reads Stig Dagerman’s A MOTH TO A FLAME with students, and invites Lo Dagerman. (Lo’s 60-min recorded zoom lecture available per request)

September 2020 
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival features The Making of a Man documentary by Lo Dagerman about courage, cowardice and toxic masculinity based on Stig Dagerman’s play MARTY’S SHADOW. Sept 13 – Oct 11 in “Trendsetter Features” program. Film receives Audience Choice Award, and goes on to Lift-Off FF in Sydney, Melbourne and London.

March 2020 
New York: Stig Dagerman’s last novel WEDDING WORRIES – Presentation by Lo Dagerman, audiobook narrator. Scandinavia House March 24 joint event with Swedish writer Helena Thorfinn (postponed due to COVID)

January 2020 
Washington DC: Book launch of WEDDING WORRIES the audiobook narrated by Lo Dagerman. The Writers Center, January 19 joint event with Swedish writer Helena Thorfinn

September 2019 
Living Writers. T Hetzel interviews Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick about “The Writer and the Refugee” – their book about Stig Dagerman, Etta Federn and his play “Marty’s Shadow”.

May 2019

Washington D.C. May 10, 2019, 7pm: Screening of MARTY’S SHADOW by Whitney Aronson and Dan Levy Dagerman based on the 2017 New York stage production by the August Strindberg Repertory Theater directed by Aronson. Starring Jimi Stanton as the bullied Gabriel, Jackie Maruschak as his overbearing mother, Ivette Dumeng as the love object, and James McKinney as the manly competition and Marty look-alike. Lo Dagerman and Nancy Pick, authors of The Writer and Refugee will lead the discussion of MARTY’S SHADOW at this Alliance francais event.

Madison, Wisconsin, May 4, 2019, 1:30pm: WEDDING WORRIES IN THE LIGHT OF AUGUST – Bengt Söderhäll from the Dagerman Seminar at the University of Gävle, and Lo Dagerman talk about William Faulkner’s influence on the writing of Stig Dagerman as part of the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies.

September/October 2018


Politics & Prose Washington D.C. September 16 2018, at 1pm: Lo Dagerman presents Stig Dagerman’s last novel with Linda Zachrison, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Sweden

Scandinavian Cultural Center Lo Dagerman, Boston October 6 at 7pm

Living Writers radio program hosted and produced by T Hetzel interview Lo Dagerman, WCBN FM Ann Arbor 88.3, October 17 at 5pm

March 2017, New York

New York March 21: MARTY’S SHADOW: HEROISM, WAR AND THE MONSTER MOTHER – Three Perspectives on Dagerman’s drama Scandinavia House 7pm . Panel with Lo Dagerman & Nancy Pick, authors of Skuggorna vi bär about the genesis of the play; Herrick Chapman, Professor of History and French Studies at NYU; and Eugene Mahon, psychiatrist at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at Columbia University.

December 2014, Maryland
Maryland Dec 4: A Swedish Perspective on Post-War Germany. Lecture on Stig Dagerman’s GERMAN AUTUMN at UMD at College Park

October 2014, Massachusetts
Stig Dagerman’s GERMAN AUTUMN – Presentation at UMass Amherst, MA.
“Dreams of My Father” – Talk and reading by Lo Dagerman, Scandinavian Cultural Center, Boston, MA

September 15, 2014 Washington D.C.
“Dreams of My Father” -Talk and reading by Lo Dagerman, American Scandinavian Association

October 30, 2013 Washington D.C.
Word Power: The Writings of Swedish Literary Icon Stig Dagerman. Award-winning novelist Alice McDermott, best-selling non-fiction writer Mark Kurlansky, and translator Steven Hartman, Professor of English Literature at Mid-Sweden University, read and discussed Stig Dagerman’s writings with moderator Inger Arenander, of Swedish Public Radio. Lo Dagerman introduced the short film Our Need for Consolation. Hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in cooperation with The Writer’s Center at the House of Sweden, Washington D.C. video Mark Kurlansky on German Autumn Alice McDermott on Sleet

October 25, 2013  Albany, NY 

Film Evening Celebrating Swedish Writer Stig Dagerman with translator Steven Hartman, Professor of English Literature at Mid-Sweden University, the author’s daughter Lo Dagerman, and moderator writer Edward Schwarzschild. Films shown: To Kill A Child, The Games of Night and Our Need for Consolation. Sponsored by New York State Writers Institute. video #1 video #2

October 22, 2013  New York, NY

A Swedish Literary Icon: The Writings of Stig Dagerman in America. Novelist Siri Hustvedt, translator Steven Hartman, Professor of English Literature at Mid-Sweden University, and PEN Translation Committee Chair Susan Bernofsky read and discuss Stig Dagerman’s writings with moderator Ann Kjellberg, editor of Little Star. Lo Dagerman introduced the short film Our Need for Consolation. Co-presented by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and PEN American Center, in association with the American Scandinavian Society at Scandinavia House in New York. facebook

October 12, 2013 Washington D.C.

Stig Dagerman’s Story “To Kill A Child “ in Swedish Language Instruction. Bengt Söderhäll of the Swedish Dagerman Society shared Swedish experiences, sang (Dagerman poems set to music) and generally inspired Swedish language teachers and researchers in North America at the 2013 annual conference of ASTRA at the House of Sweden.

May 21, 2013  Washington D.C.

Dreams of My Father– Lo Dagerman spoke about her project to introduce Stig Dagerman’s writing in the U.S. at a luncheon organized by SACU (Swedish-American Cultural Union) in Washington, D.C.

May 9, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Introducing Stig Dagerman‘s Writing In the USA. SWEA/Los Angeles sponsored an evening with Steven Hartman, translator, and professor Mark Axelrod of Chapman University, who spoke about student response to reading German Autumn and The Games of Night. Lo Dagerman and Dan Levy Dagerman introduced their film Our Need for Consolation.

May 7, 2013, San Francisco, CA

Introducing Stig Dagerman’s Writing In the USA. The Swedish Consulate in San Francisco and the local chapter of SWEA (Organization of Swedish Women) sponsored an evening at the SWEA Library. Speakers were Steven Hartman and Benjamin Mier-Cruz, translators of Sleet and A Burnt Child respectively, and Lo Dagerman. Honorary Consul Barbro Osher introduced the event. The short film Our Need for Consolation was shown.

May 3, 2013, San Francisco, CA

Stig Dagerman in English – New Beginnings – 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 Francisco. The short film Our Need for Consolation was shown.