The face of horror (2010)
|Born||3 March 1964|
|Notable works||Svenska Kulter |
Jag såg henne idag i receptionen
|Notable awards||Catahyapriset |
Anders Fager (born 1964 in Stockholm) is a Swedish horror writer. After a career as an army officer and game designer he made his debut in 2009 with the short story collection Swedish Cults (Svenska kulter) that received a most favourable review in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and launched Fager's career as full-time writer. Fager writes modern urban horror in a style he has repeatedly described as ”what would happen if James Ellroy took on H.P. Lovecraft”. Set in present-day Sweden, his interconnected stories form a modern part of the Cthulhu mythos with entities such as Dagon, Hastur and Nyarlathotep making appearances. Fager's fictional world, known as "The Cult's World", has been made into a role playing game and a graphic novel and his stories are currently being worked into the role playing game Call of Cthulhu.
Fager lives in Stockholm. His other works includes role playing games, a children's book and work with TV and film scripts. His novel Kaknäs Last Tape is set in the postapocalyptic world of the role playing game Mutant - Year Zero. Fager has worked with audiobook publisher Storytel as well as with White Wolf. He has also written for the swedish role playing game Kult and for Simon Stålenhags Tales from the Loop.
- Novellpris 2009, for the short story "Mormors resa" (Grandmother's Journey)
- Fager has as the only ever Swedish writer been nominated twice for the French Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, for "Les furies de Borås" and "La Reine en jaune".
- Swedish Cults (2009, Svenska kulter)
- Collected Swedish Cults (2011; Samlade svenska kulter – An omnibus featuring the short stories from Swedish Cults as well as "Interspecies Liaisons" and "You can not live")
- I Saw Her Today at the Reception (2012, Jag såg henne idag i receptionen)
- Under the bridge at Arcole (2014, - Short story in Paradox Entertainment's anthology Europa Universalis)
- The Evil Substitute (2014, Den elaka vikarien, children's book with Daniel Thollin)
- A Man of Wealth and Taste (2014, En man av stil och smak)
- Kaknäs' last tape (2015, Kaknäs sista band)
- Dirty Black Summer (2016, Smutsig svart sommar, graphic novel adopted from The Furies from Borås)
- Eve's First Week Being Dead (2017, Evas första vecka som död, audiobook)
- For the Love of Goddess (2017, För Gudinnan, novel)
- Faraday - audionovel. For the roleplaying game Kult.
- War! Children! (2019, Krig! Barn!, novel)
- The Crows (2020, Kråkorna!, graphic novel with Peter Bergting.)
- Thente, Jonas (17 March 2010). "Anders Fager: "Svenska kulter"". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). AB Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Sélection Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2015 meilleure nouvelle étrangère" (in French). Mirobole Editions. Archived from the original on 12 Nov 2015.
- CYÄEGHA Number 5 Autumn 2011 (Swedish Special)
- "Novellpris". Catahya (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2015". Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (in French). Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Pillsworth, Anne M.; Emrys, Ruthanna (1 June 2016). "Last Dance With Shub-Niggurath: Anders Fager's 'Furies From Boras'". tor.com. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Europa Universalis IV: What If? The Anthology of Alternate History". Paradox Interactive. Archived from the original on 16 Sep 2015.
- ""Faraday" by Anders Fager, Full Story". Red Moon Roleplaying. 7 Dec 2018.
- "Collected Swedish Cults – Tales of Horror". Bonnier Group Agency. 13 Apr 2011. Archived from the original on 22 Oct 2013.
- "Underworld: Awakening Directors Talk Swedish Cults". MovieZine.se. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 6 Sep 2020.
- "UNDERWORLD's Marlind and Stein are collecting SWEDISH CULTS". Fangoria Entertainment. 27 Mar 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2013.
- "Collected Swedish Cults (announced, status: Development Unknown)". Internet Movie Database. 18 Jan 2017.
- Official website
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