Tomas Transtromer, one of Sweden’s leading poets, is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011. He is the author of numerous poetry collections including, most recently, Sorgegondolen (The Sorrow Gondola) and Den stora gatan (The Great Enigma). He has received the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, the Aftonbladets Literary Prize, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Oevralids Prize, the Petrarch Prize in Germany, the Swedish Award from International Poetry Forum, and the Swedish Academy’s Nordic Prize. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages.
An International Poetry Forum Selection, translated from the Swedish by May Swenson with Leif Sjöberg.
Tomas Tranströmer 2011 Nobel Laureate in Literature
“Tomas Tranströmer, who is today one of Sweden’s most distinguished poets . . . can compare Lake Malar at dawn with a blue lamp, the islands creeping over the grass like nocturnal butterflies.”—New York Times