Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tomas Transtromer Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

This year is certainly a good one:  Tomas Transtromer has won the Nobel Prize.

I first became aware of his work during the late 1970s/early 1980s when I studied with Phil Levine and Peter Everwine at FSU; both are admirers of Transtromer's poetry and promoted his work to their students.

Now all that's left is for Bharati Mukherjee to win a Pulitzer or the Nobel as well (J.M. Coetzee won the Nobel in 2006--I think it was 2006, another writer I have admired for decades).