Arnold, Armin. Friedrich Dürrenmatt. New York: F. Ungar, 1972. A biography of Dürrenmatt, covering his life and works. Bibliography.
Birkerts, Sven. Foreword to The Inspector Barlach Mysteries: “The Judge and His Hangman” and “Suspicion.” Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Overview of Dürrenmatt’s mystery fiction in general and of the two works printed in this volume in particular.
Chick, Edson M. Dances of Death: Wedekind, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, and the Satiric Tradition. Columbia, S.C.: Camden House, 1984. A study of satire in German drama, focusing on the works of Dürrenmatt, Bertolt Brecht, and Frank Wedekind. Bibliography and index.
Crockett, Roger A. Understanding Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. A biography and critical analysis of Dürrenmatt and his works. Bibliography and index.
Dürrenmatt, Friedrich. Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Selected Writings. Translated by Joel Agee. 3 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. A selection of essays by Dürrenmatt about his craft, as well as fiction and dramatic works. Bibliographic references.
Jenny, Urs. Dürrenmatt: A Study of His Plays. London: Eyre Methuen, 1978. A profile of the dramatist along with critical analyses of his plays. Index.
Scanlan, Margaret. Plotting Terror: Novelists and Terrorists in Contemporary Fiction. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. Includes a chapter on Dürrenmatt’s The Assignment. Bibliographic references and index.
Tiusanen, Timo. Dürrenmatt: A Study in Plays, Prose, Theory. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1977. A critical study of the works and theory of Dürrenmatt. Bibliography and index.
Whitton, Kenneth S. Dürrenmatt: Reinterpretation in Retrospect. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1990. An examination of the works and life of Dürrenmatt. Bibliography and indexes.
Whitton, Kenneth S. The Theater of Friedrich Dürrenmatt: A Study in the Possibility of Freedom. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1980. An analysis of the dramatic works of Dürrenmatt, with special emphasis on the subject of liberty. Bibliography and index.