Transtromer, Tomas

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Transtromer, Tomas Gender: M
born on 15 April 1931
Place Stockholm, Sweden, 59n20, 18e03
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
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Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Tomas Transtromer
photo: Andrei Romanenko, license cc-by-sa-3.0


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.

Tranströmer suffered a stroke on 28 November 1990 that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak; however, he continued to write and publish poetry through the early 2000s. One of his final original volumes of poetry, Den stora gåtan, was published in 2004, translated into English in 2006 as The Great Enigma.

Tranströmer died in Stockholm on 26 March 2015 at 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Stefan, Ex forum member, rectified it to 20.20 CET.

Starkman rectified it to 08.53.04 CET Asc 20Can01'


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize