Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer (1931 – 2015) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011 and was one of the leading Swedish poets of his generation. He was born in Stockholm and worked for many years as a psychologist – a career that co-existed with his writing for much of his life. His first collection was 17 Poems published in 1954, which was followed by Windows and Stones in 1972 and two volumes of Collected Poems (2006 and 2011). His work has been translated into some 60 languages.

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