Nobel prize to Tranströmer

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 was awarded to Tomas Tranströmer “because, through his condensed, transluscent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”.

The Literature Prize has been Awarded to 109 Nobel Laureates since 1901.

“The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: /- – -/ one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction …”
(Excerpt from the will of Alfred Nobel)

Alfred Nobel had broad cultural interests. During his early youth, he developed his literary interests which lasted throughout his life. His library consisted of a rich and broad selection of literature in different languages. During the last years of his life, he tried his hand as an author and began writing fiction. Literature was the fourth prize area Nobel mentioned in his will.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.