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.
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." 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).