Per Anders Fogelström biography

Per Anders Fogelström

Journalist, Film writer

1917 – 1998


Who was Per Anders Fogelström?

Per Anders Fogelström was among the leading figures in modern Swedish literature. He spent his whole life in Stockholm, and the most famous of his many works is a series of five novels set in the city he dearly loved, describing the lives of successive generations of Stockholmers between 1860 and 1968:

Mina Drömmars stad, published in 1960, covers the period from 1860-1880.

Barn av sin stad, published in 1962, covers 1880-1900.

Minns du den stad, published in 1964, covers 1900-1925.

I en förvandlad stad, published in 1966, covers 1925-1945.

Stad i världen, published in 1968, covers 1945-1968.

The first three novels have been published in an English translation by Jennifer Brown Baverstam.

A film of City of My Dreams was released in 1976, directed by Ingvar Skogsberg, with narration from Fogelström.

The 1950 film Medan staden sover was adapted by Ingmar Bergman and director Lars-Eric Kjellgren from Fogelström's novel, and Ingmar Bergman's taboo-breaking 1953 film Sommaren med Monika was adapted by Fogelström from his 1951 novel of the same name.


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Aug 22, 1917
Also known as
  • Per Anders Fogelstrom
  • Sweden
Jun 23, 1998

on July 23, 2013