My Fiction Writing

Novels and Short Stories by Stefan Stenudd


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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, it isn't possible. Not to me, anyway.


Writing is a way of dreaming. It is strange how the content 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



My novels in English


Ever Young

Ever Young. Novel by Stefan Stenudd.
Caroline witnesses the agonizing death of her twin brother, when they are no more than 15 years old. Horrified, she feels that nobody should ever have to die. Then she discovers a hidden visitor to her home, who has the ability to live forever without aging at all. And this ability can be transmitted.

       As she gets to know the visitor, she finds that there are grisly downsides to such longevity. But events unfold, giving her little time to decide.

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       And here is the book's Facebook page.



Sunday Brunch with the World Maker

Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd. Treating himself to the luxurious Sunday brunch of the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the author is joined by a young stranger. At first, their conversation is all about the author, his experiences and thoughts on life. But as the brunch progresses it becomes evident that the stranger has a lot to say, too. The conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility.

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       And here is the book's Facebook page.



All's End

All's End. Science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd. All's End is a science fiction novel about a young man's quest through space and time, in search for a perfect world — and the mayhem he unknowingly creates on the way.

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       And here is the book's Facebook page.



Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder. Book by Stefan Stenudd. This is not a novel, exactly. I call it a thought-book. I think about life, death, and the elusive meaning of it all.

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       And here is the book's Facebook page.



Body. Digital art by Stefan Stenudd.

Waves

Vaguely sensual short stories published on this website. And I mean vaguely. I wrote a couple and have a few more in the back of my head. Don't hold your breath, though. Click the image to read them.




Video recitals

I wrote a bunch of poems. Some of them I call syllable poems, because they are made up of one-syllable words only. Others are not. And then, there is one made up of single letter words... They can be found on this website. I also video filmed my recitals of some of it. Click the header to see those videos. The video above is the poem When dogs die.



My novels in Swedish


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Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: Tröst.

Solace

Novel about a middle-aged man's strange experiences on his death bed. Published in Swedish only.


Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: The Sex Life of Tao Eriksson.

The Sex Life of Tao Eriksson

Novel about young Tao's complicated search for a functioning sexuality. Published in Swedish only.


Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: Den siste.

The Last One

Novel about stone age drama and existential pondering, when nobody even thought that they knew. Published in Swedish only.


Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: Ikaros över Brandbergen.

Icarus over Brandbergen

A modern Icarus in suburbia, learning how to fly but not how to deal with it. Published in Swedish only.


Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: Zenit och Nadir

Zenith and Nadir

Two kids row out into the fog, and get stranded on an island of brilliant light and deep darkness. Published in Swedish only.


Book in Swedish by Stefan Stenudd: Om Om.

About Om

Novel about the last person on earth — omnipotent, because he doesn't know better. Published in Swedish and Danish.



My Books


All my books
Fiction
Ever Young — vampire novel
Sunday Brunch with the World Maker
All's End science-fiction
Murder contemplation
Waves short stories
Poems
Video recitals
Fabulous fiction by other writers
My Swedish writing


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About me
I'm a Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.