Stig Dagerman typing on a typewriter.

The Stig Dagerman Society was founded in 1987 by Bengt Söderhäll and Urban Forsgren, who wanted to share their passion for Dagerman's texts and help channel that of others. The purpose of the society was to promote knowledge about and reading of Dagerman's work.

Since 1992, the Society maintained a one-room museum, The Dagerman Room, in Älvkarleby, not far from the farm where Dagerman was born. It is now housed at the Skutskär Library.

The Society has published several volumes, among them the essay Vårt behov av tröst är omättligt (Our Need for Consolation Is Insatiable) and Stig Dagerman i ögonblicksbilder with snapshot accounts of people who met Dagerman. These booklets are so far available in Swedish only.

One of the more spectacular initiatives made by the Society was to Institute the Annual Stig Dagerman Award, first given in 1996 to a victim of bullying.

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