Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tomas Transtromer, Nobel Prize Winner

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded this morning to Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer. The Guardian UK wins the prize for best lead paragraph on the topic:
"The Swedish Academy has responded to accusations of insularity over recent years by awarding the 2011 Nobel prize for literature to one of their own: the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer."

Here's an analysis of Transtromer's work by poet Tom Sleigh, on


  1. I read that in my feed as "Tomas Transformer" and figured it was for Physics or something. :)

  2. Starts off as a jeep, turns into a surrealist poet.