Goran Hagg, Swedish writer & literary critic, died at 68

  Dead Famous

Goran Olof Waldemar Hägg, born on July 7, 1947 and died September 30, 2015.

Goran was a Swedish author, critic and docent in literature science.

Goran grew up in Tallkrogen, south of Stockholm.

After graduating from studies in philosophy at Stockholm University in 1969, and also graduating from the Teachers high school in Uppsala, Goran worked between 1971 and 1979 as a teacher at Arbetsmarknadsutbidlningen in Stockholm.

His experiences there are the background to the satirical novel Det automatiska paradiset, which was published in 1979.

His first book release happened before that, in 1972, with the poem collection called Ögon.

In 1978, Hägg became a doctor of philosophy with the thesis Övertalning och underhållning.

Den svenska essäistiken 1890-1930; after that he became a docent in literary science at Stockholm University.

From 1979, he was the book reviewer for Aftonbladet and from 1981 also in Månadsjournalen, where he reviewed books until 2002.

In 1974, Goran won the Aftonbladets litteraturpris.

And in the 2006/2007 season, he won the television competition På spåret broadcast on SVT along with singer Caroline af Ugglas.

Goran Hagg died at age 68 on September 30, 2015.