Tomas Tranströmer

Novelist, Author

1931 –

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Who is Tomas Tranströmer?

Tomas Gösta Tranströmer is a Swedish poet, psychologist and translator. His poems capture the long Swedish winters, the rhythm of the seasons and the palpable, atmospheric beauty of nature. Tranströmer's work is also characterized by a sense of mystery and wonder underlying the routine of everyday life, a quality which often gives his poems a religious dimension. Indeed, he has been described as a Christian poet.

Tranströmer is acclaimed as one of the most important Scandinavian writers since the Second World War. Critics have praised his poetry for its accessibility, even in translation. His poetry has been translated into over 60 languages. He is the recipient of the 1990 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Born
Apr 15, 1931
Stockholm
Also known as
  • Tomas Transtromer
  • Tomas Tranströmer
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Swedes
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • Stockholm University
Lived in
  • Västerås

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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