Stig Larsson (author)

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This article is about Stig Larsson, author and director. For Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium series and journalist, see Stieg Larsson.

Stig Håkan Larsson is a Swedish writer of novels, dramas, poetry, political essays and short stories, film writer, director and actor; Larsson was born on 20 July 1955, in Skellefteå, Västerbottens län, he grew up in Umeå and currently lives in Stockholm. In the late 1970s, his namesake and friend, Stieg Larsson, the well-known author of the Millennium series, changed slightly the spelling of his first name to avoid confusion with Stig, by then a well-known writer.[1][2]

His first success was in 1979 with The Autists, since, Stig Larsson has established himself as one of Sweden’s best-known and influential authors. "His instinct for psychological and emotional violence has been compared[by whom?] to August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman."[3] He has published over twenty books including novels, short stories, and poetry collections. He has written and directed internationally successful plays for the stage such as C.E.O. and Sisters and Brothers. In 1989, he wrote and directed his feature film debut Angel (Ängel), followed by The Rabbit Man (Kaninmannen) in 1990. He has directed TV movies such as Under Ice (Under isen) (1991) and Nigger (1991), and written screenplays for films such as Kristian Petris’ acclaimed The Summer (Sommaren) (1995).[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Prose[edit]

  • Autisterna, 1979
  • Nyår, 1984
  • Introduktion, 1986
  • Komedin I, 1989
  • Om en död, 1992 (short stories)

Poetry[edit]

  • Minuterna före blicken, 1981
  • Den andra resan, 1982
  • Samtidigt, på olika platser, 1985
  • Deras ordning, 1987
  • Händ!, 1988
  • Ändras, 1990
  • Ett kommande arbete, 1991
  • Uttal, 1992
  • En andra resa, 1993 (collection)
  • Likar, 1993
  • Ordningen, 1994 (collection)
  • Matar, 1995
  • Natta de mina, 1997
  • Wokas lax?, 1998
  • Helhjärtad tanke, 1999
  • Avklädda på ett fält, 2000

Drama[edit]

  • VD, 1987
  • Pjäser, 1991
  • Realism: två pjäser och ett filmmanus, 2011

Journalism and essays[edit]

  • Artiklar 1975–2004, 2006

Filmography[edit]

Writer[edit]

1988 VD (TV movie) (play / screenplay)
1989 Ängel (writer)
1989 Miraklet i Valby (writer)
1990 The Rabbit Man (Kaninmannen)
1995 Svinet (TV film)
1995 Sommaren
1997 Grötbögen (TV film)
2000 Jesus lever (TV film)
2009 Metropía (screenplay)

Director[edit]

1988 VD (TV play)
1989 Ängel
1990 Nigger (TV film)
1990 The Rabbit Man (Kaninmannen)
1991 Under isen (TV film)
2007 August (TV film)

Actor[edit]

1984 The Element of Crime (Forbrydelsens element) (Coroner's Assistant)
1989 Ängel (Stig)
2006 Sök (Bo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petersson, Jenny. "Berättelsen om Stieg Larsson" [The story about Stieg Larsson] (in Swedish). norran.se. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Forsman, Hans. "Stig Larsson: Han ändrade själv stavningen" [Stieg Larsson: He changed the spelling himself] (in Swedish). folkbladet.nu. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Stig Larsson Scriptwriter". Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Stig Larsson". Retrieved 25 September 2011.