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Stig Dagerman (1923–1954) is one of the most prominent authors among the Swedish "Fyrtiotalisterna" (writers of the 1940s).

He made his debut in 1945 with the novel The Snake which was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet prize for literature. He is best known as a writer of prose, with Island of the Doomed, 1946, A Burnt Child, 1947 and Wedding Worries, 1949, but he also wrote short stories (The Games of Night), drama (The Man Condemned to Death), and newspaper articles, not least from postwar Germany, which he collected in the book German Autumn in 1947.

In addition Stig Dagerman wrote almost a thousand daily satirical verses for the newspaper Arbetaren (The Worker), where he worked until his death. 

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Stig Dagerman's Classic Novel to be Published by Penguin Random House

We are proud to announce that Stig Dagerman is to be added to the assembly of esteemed international writers published by Penguin Random House. Dagerman’s beloved novel Burnt Child will be published under the title A Moth to a Flame in the Penguin European Writer...

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