“Now, for the first time ever, Fager’s classic underground collection, Swedish Cults, will soon be available in English to horrify the rest of the world.”
Violent sacrifices deep in the woods appease monstrous gods in blood-soaked orgies.
A visit to grandma becomes a nightmarish road trip to hell.
A quiet woman’s life is tormented when her boyfriend contracts a strange illness.
An artist finds the thin veil that separates Stockholm from the shadows of Carcosa.
Think you know Sweden? You haven’t seen anything yet.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Anders Fager is a name you may not be familiar with unless you live in Sweden, but that is soon to change. The author of I Saw Her Today at the Reception, Kaknäs’ Last Tape, Dirty Black Summer (graphic novel), and The Crows (graphic novel with Peter Bergting), Fager’s work is extremely popular in Sweden and other areas of Europe. Now, for the first time ever, Fager’s classic underground collection, Swedish Cults, will soon be available in English to horrify the rest of the world. Måns Mårlind (writer and director of The Bridge) calls Swedish Cults “Horrific, infectious and provocative stories about the unreliable backside of everything where men, creatures and gods are all hurting and no one is good, but a few struggle to be. Fager’s writing will scar you forever.” Marko Hautala (The Black Tongue) says: “Swedish Cults is the ultimate classic of Nordic horror, comparable to what Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood was for English readers in the 1980s.”, and Elizabeth Engstrom (When Darkness Loves Us, Black Ambrosia) says “Grandma’s going on a journey, and so will everyone who reads this volume of very strange short stories. Fager incorporates politics, war, revenge fairies, sea monsters, and porn, spanning cultures and centuries. Sometimes his world is real and relatable, and then it is suddenly strange and disorienting. A disturbing read from a writer accomplished in the art of minimalist fiction.”
Forthcoming from Valencourt Books 6 September 2022, Swedish Cults by Anders Fager (translated by Iam Lemke and Henning Koch) is available for pre-order now.