Anders Fager

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Anders Fager
The face of horror (2010)
The face of horror (2010)
Born (1964-03-03) 3 March 1964 (age 56)
Notable worksSvenska Kulter
Jag såg henne idag i receptionen
Notable awardsCatahyapriset

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[1] 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.

Outside of Sweden, Fager has so far been published in Finland, Italy and France [2] and has been introduced in the British Lovecraftiana magazine Cyäegha.[3]




  1. ^ Thente, Jonas (17 March 2010). "Anders Fager: "Svenska kulter"". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). AB Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Sélection Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2015 meilleure nouvelle étrangère" (in French). Mirobole Editions. Archived from the original on 12 Nov 2015.
  3. ^ CYÄEGHA Number 5 Autumn 2011 (Swedish Special)
  4. ^ "Novellpris". Catahya (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ a b Pillsworth, Anne M.; Emrys, Ruthanna (1 June 2016). "Last Dance With Shub-Niggurath: Anders Fager's 'Furies From Boras'". Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Europa Universalis IV: What If? The Anthology of Alternate History". Paradox Interactive. Archived from the original on 16 Sep 2015.
  8. ^ ""Faraday" by Anders Fager, Full Story". Red Moon Roleplaying. 7 Dec 2018.

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