Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer Dies at Age 83

Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers to help make literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. Please support our work by becoming a member today, or making a one-time donation here.
.

The acclaimed Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer passed away yesterday at the age of 83. In 2011, Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize in Literature, with the academy noting that “through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.” He also won the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1990, among many other awards. He is widely considered one of the most important Scandinavian writers since the 1950s and his work has been translated into more than fifty languages.

More Like This

I Remember the Drowning Years

Two poems by Josh Lefkowitz

Jul 27 - Josh Lefkowitz

Creating a World in Which Everything That Dies Is Mourned

Victoria Chang on finding her own way to grieve in her book of poetry "Obit"

May 25 - Chen Chen

After My Grandfather Died, I Met Him for the First Time in Poetry

I admired my Nanu, but I never knew how alike we were until I discovered his book of poems

Mar 20 - Jeevika Verma
Thank You!