07 October 2011
Ministry of Culture
Minister for Culture congratulates Tomas Tranströmer on Nobel Prize in Literature
"I am extremely pleased and proud that our most eminent Swedish poet, who has quite rightly been discussed as a possible Laureate for many years, is finally being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Like so many others, I have admired and been moved by Tomas Tranströmer's poetry. His work is unique and has made a lasting impression on world literature. I would like to express my warmest congratulations to Tomas Tranströmer," says Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
On 7 April this year, the Government decided to award Tomas Tranströmer the honorary title of professor "for his outstanding contribution to writing, which has enriched both the Swedish language and world literature".
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