Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tomas Transtromer: The Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2011

One of the Sweden's most important poets, Tomas Transtromer has been awarded the Nobel Prizes in Literature 2011 for "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality" announced by Professor Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 6 October, 2011.

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Tomas Transtromer has sold thousands of volumes in his native country and his work has been translated into more than fifty languages.

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The Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2011

Tomas Transtromer

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NAMETomas Transtromer
BORN15 April, 1931 (Stockholm)
AGE80 years
ACADEMIC BACKGROUNDSecondary education at the Sodra Latin School in Stockholm
Graduating as a Psychologist at Stockholm University in 1956 with additional studies history, religion and literature.
EXPERTISELiterature (Poetry)
BOOKS(1954) Seventeen Poems
(1962) The Half-finished Sky
(1972) Windows and Stones
(1973) Paths
(1974) Baltics
(1995) For the Living and the Dead
(1997) New Collected Poems
(2001) the Half-Finished Heaven
(2003, New Directions) the Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
(2010, Green Integer) the Sorrow Gondola
(2011, Bloodaxe Books) New Collected Poems
AWARDS & HONORSthe Aftonbladets Literary Prize
the Bonnier Award for Poetry
the Oevralids Prize
(1962) the Swedish Award from International Poetry Forum (Sweden)
(1966) Bellmanpriset (Sweden)
(1981) the Petrach Prize (Germany)
(1990) the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (US)
(1991) Nordic Prize of the Swedish Academy (Sweden)
(1992) Horst Bienek Prize for Poetry (Sweden)
(1996) Augustpriset (Sweden)
(2003) Struga Poetry Evenings Golden Wreath (Macedonia)
(2007) the Griffin Trust, Lifetime Recognition Award (Griffin Poetry Prize)(Canada)
(2011) Title of Professor granted by the Cabinet of Sweden (Sweden)
(2011) the Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 (Sweden)
PRIZE MOTIVATION"because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality"

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