About

”Jan Fridegård is one of our greatest writers and an artist with words. He depicts nature and social events as an impressionist with his special talent.”

LARS FORSELL, ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF LITERATURE

 

Fridegård grew up in a Swedish home of “statare”, which meant that the whole family moved around on the countryside seeking work on farms for food and shelter.

Fridegård participated as a scriptwriter for the filming of his debut novel (One Night in July), When The Meadows Blossom (1946) and the Lars Hard-trilogy (1948).In 1996, SVT Drama (Swedish Public Broadcast Television) made the Tower Rooster, based on the spiritual book with same name and novel The Door Called Narrow. Some episodes of his rich literature have been transformed into scenes in drama documentary “Jan Fridegård – Word Smith and Poet of the Slaves” (2001).

 

“A voice for many who live and die, hard and quietly – without the opportunity to have their words spoken.”

JAN FRIDEGÅRD, SUMMARIZED HIS AUTHORSHIP