About the Author
Tomas Tranströmer is one of Sweden’s leading poets, and is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011. He is the author of numerous poetry collections including, most recently, Sorgegondolen (The Sorrow Gondola) and Den stora gatan (The Great Enigma). He has received the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, the Aftonbladets Literary Prize, the Bonnier Award for Poetry, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Oevralids Prize, the Petrarch Prize in Germany, the Swedish Award from International Poetry Forum, and the Swedish Academy’s Nordic Prize. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages.
May Swenson, translator, was a distinguished American poet and author of numerous collections, including, most recently, Nature: Poems Old and New and May Out West.
Leif Sjöberg, translator, was professor of Swedish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.