Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. Although he may not be familiar to many Americans, he was the subject of a 1986 Washington Post profile, and his work has been translated into more than 60 languages. The 80-year-old poet was called the “Ingmar Bergman of poetry” by president Jonathan Galassi of Farrar, Straus & Giroux.  Transtromer’s book of poems The Half-Finished Heaven is in the EPL collection, and his poetry is also included in Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (along with two other Swedish poets). Read more about him in this Washington Post article. Also check out this NYT article.

Laura, Reader’s Services

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