Swedish author Tomas Tranströmer has been announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. According to the Nobel website, Tomas Tranströmer was awarded because
because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality. Read more here.
Born on April 15, 1931, Tranströmer is a "Swedish writer, poet and translator, whose poetry has been deeply influential in Sweden, as well as around the world." (Wikipedia)
His probability of winning the award was perfectly predicted by ladbrokes, who pegged him at 4/1 odds winning over Bob Dylan at 5/1. He is considered as a hometown favourite. According to the announcement, Tranströmer was a full-time psychologists who found time to write.
With some of his books having been translated into English, I expect some of you might have read him. Anyone?
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