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Tomas Tranströmer

Swedish poet, psychologist and translator

Tomas Gösta Tranströmer (15 April 1931 – 26 March 2015) was a Swedish poet, psychologist and translator. He was awarded the 1990 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Tomas Tranströmer
Tranströmer in 2008
Tranströmer in 2008
BornTomas Gösta Tranströmer
(1931-04-15)15 April 1931
Stockholm, Sweden
Died26 March 2015(2015-03-26) (aged 83)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationPoet, psychologist
NationalitySwedish
Alma materStockholm University
Period1954–2015
Notable works
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
2011
SpouseMonika Bladh

Tranströmer was born in Stockholm. He was married to Monica Bladh and had two daughters, Emma and Paula. He had a stroke in 1990, leaving him with aphasia and without the use of his right hand.

Tranströmer died after a short illness on 26 March 2015 at his home in Stockholm, aged 83.[1]

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  1. "Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer dies aged 83". The Guardian. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

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