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Tomas Tranströmer
Tranströmer in 2008
BornTomas Gösta Tranströmer
15 April 1931(1931-04-15)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died26 March 2015(2015-03-26) (aged 83)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationPoet, psychologist
Alma materStockholm University
Notable work(s)
Notable award(s)Nobel Prize in Literature
Spouse(s)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.[1]


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