Tomas Transtromer

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Birthday
15, 1931
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Mar 26, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1931
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Mar 26, 2015 (83)

About

Swedish poet and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient whose well-known poetic works include The Sorrow Gondola, For the Living and the Dead, and Baltics. His friend and fellow poet, Robert Bly, translated many of his poetic works into English.

Before Fame

He published his debut poetry collection, Seventeen Poems, in 1954.

Trivia

After graduating from Stockholm University, he worked as a psychologist for juvenile criminals.

Family Life

He was raised in Stockholm, Sweden by a schoolteacher mother. He married Monika Bladh.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature two years after Herta Muller earned the same honor.

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