Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer Dies at Age 83

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.

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