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Tomas Tranströmer
Tranströmer in 2008
Tranströmer in 2008
Born Tomas Gösta Tranströmer
(1931-04-15)15 April 1931
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 26 March 2015(2015-03-26) (aged 83)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Poet, psychologist
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Stockholm University
Period 1954–2015
Notable works
  • The Half-Finished Heaven
  • Windows and Stones
  • Baltics
  • For the Living and the Dead
  • The Sorrow Gondola
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
Spouse Monika Bladh

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.

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.

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