The egyptian writer, doctor and activist Nawal El Saadawi is the recipient of The Stig Dagerman Award 2012.
The prize ceremony has taken place at Stora Hallen, Laxön in Älvkarleby, Sweden, Saturday the 19th of May at 1 p m.
The Stig Dagerman Prize /Stig Dagermanpriset/ is a Swedish award given since 1996 by The Stig Dagerman Society and the municipality of Älvkarleby, situated 160 km north of Stockholm on the east coast. The prize is named in honour of Swedish author Stig Dagerman (1923-1954). The award is given to a person who, or an organization that, in the spirit of Dagerman supports the significance and the availability of the free word, the freedom of speech.
The prize is inspired by Dagerman’s poem En dag om året that sets forward a vision of piece and humanity by imagining one day each year when the world is free from injustice and violence.