Mr Tomas Tranströmer, from Stockholm, has become the first Swede since 1974 to win the Nobel Prize in Litterature. Now 80 years old, he is widely regarded as one of the most important poets of the modern age.
Many of Tomas Tranströmers’ poems have its origins in the nature of the Stockholm archipelago and his upbringing on the Södermalm district in Stockholm.
Here are some of the places connected to the Nobel Laureate in Litterature 2011:
- Nobel Museum, Stortorget, Gamla Stan
- Stockholm City Hall, Ragnar Östbergs Plan, Kungsholmen – home of the Nobel Prize banquet.
- Runmarö, Archipelago – Where he spent his childhood summers. The nature of the archipelago has inspired him in his writing.
- Grindsgatan 33, Södermalm – Where he lived the first three years of his life.
- Stigbergsgatan, Södermalm – Where Tranströmer and his wife lives now.