Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer, artist, and historian of ideas, writing fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an aikido instructor.



FICTION

All's End

Murder

Chapter One

Waves

Poems

Video recitals

My books

Fabulous fiction

Myth

My publisher

Myself

Swedish writing


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



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Fiction

Short Stories and Novels by Stefan Stenudd



The very hub

Writing is a way of thinking. My novels are often born out of a question - of such a complex or intricate nature that a whole book is needed to form the answer. Somewhere along the line of writing the novel, I usually forget the initial question, but when the manuscript is finished - then it hits me: there's the answer, such as it is.

     I believe that if it were possible to shorten this answer, I would have written a that much shorter novel - down to one single sentence, ideally. Mostly, that is not possible. Not to me, anyway.


Writing is a way of dreaming. It is strange how the construction of the novel becomes so concrete one can even smell its scents, stumble on its paving stones, get soaked by its rain, yes, be overcome by its intensified form of reality. The novel truly becomes in some sense more real than so called reality, sharper and more plausible.

     In that way writing is like living - many lives.

     I am greedy. One single life, no matter how long or rich, is not enough for me. When I see people pass by my table at a street cafe, when I gaze at all the lit windows of an apartment building in the evening, when I watch strangers join and greet each other at a railway station - then this greed burns inside of me. I want to live all those lives.

     In my novels, this is exactly what I do.

Stefan Stenudd




All's End, by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

A science fiction novel of mine, published both in Swedish and English. Here's the first chapter of it - in English.


Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

A complete book online, on the elusive meaning of life and death. The book has been published in both Swedish and English.


Chapter One

The first chapter on a new novel in the making. Read it and let me know what you think. Maybe you can even figure out what the novel is about.


Body. Digital art by Stefan Stenudd.

Waves

Vaguely erotic short stories.



Video recitals

Video filmed recitals of some of my poems and such.




Other stuff

SWEDISH WRITERS GUILD

The organization of Swedish authors.


PROJECT RUNEBERG

Scandinavian literature online.


PROJECT GUTENBERG

World classic literature online.


ONLINE BOOKS

World literature online.


SWEDISH LIBRARY

Libris, the Swedish royal library search engine.


CONGRESS LIBRARY

The Library of Congress, USA.




My Fiction Books

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.