Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer (born 15 April 1931 in Stockholm) is a Swedish writer, poet and translator, who has sold thousands of volumes in his native country, and whose poetry has been translated into over sixty languages. He has published ten volumes of poetry in Swedish, from 17 dikter (17 Poems; 1954) to For levande och doda (1989; Eng. "For Living and Dead"). He won the 1990 Neustadt Prize.

  • Bright Scythe: Selected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer
    Patty Crane, tr. Louisville, Kentucky. Sarabande Books. 2015. ISBN 9781941411216 Sometimes a new piece of shared cultural heritage seems to click into place; the appearance of Bright Scythe—s...
  • Robin Robertson, tr. New York. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2011. ISBN 9780374533533 When Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, almost all European critics had to...
  • Tomas Tranströmer

      “He has been able to breathe life into the most uninspiring realities of modern existence and in this way has significantly broadened the scope of our poetic vision of the world.” – Jaan...

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