Tranströmer wins Nobel

In case you haven’t heard, the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced on Thursday, October 6th, 2011.  While a lot of whispers seemed to suggest that this would be the year Japanese novelist and international sensation Haruki Murakami would walk away the the award, it was actually given to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer.

PTranströmer has been translated into over 50 languages and is widely read both in Sweden and around the globe. SPD (Small Press Distribution) released a limited number of signed Tranströmer’s broadsides and they sold out within hours. If interested, they still have unsigned Tranströmer’s broadsides available here. Also you can read up on Tranströmer on The Academy of American Poetry’s page here, Reuters article here, and for a more personal take definitely read what poet/translator Johannes Göransson has written for Montevidayo.

Congrats from Coldfront Magazine to Tranströmer!

–steven karl