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. 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 Storytell as well as with White Wolf.
Outside of Sweden, Fager has so far been published in Finland and France  and has been introduced in the British Lovecraftiana magazine Cyäegha. A film version of Collected Swedish Cults is being developed by director-team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein.
- 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 Substitute Teacher from Hell (2014, Den elaka vikarien)
- 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.
- Thente, Jonas (17 March 2010). "Anders Fager: "Svenska kulter"". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). AB Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- CYÄEGHA Number 9 Summer 2013
- "Det våras för svensk skräck". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). AB Dagens Nyheter. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Collected Swedish Cults". Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Novellpris". Catahya (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- "Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2015". Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire (in French). Retrieved 24 May 2015.
- Last Dance With Shub-Niggurarth http://www.tor.com/2016/06/01/llovecraft-reread-anders-fager-furies-from-boras/
- https://www.paradoxplaza.com/europa-universalis-anthology?___store=eu[permanent dead link]
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