Tomas Transtroemer, Swedish poet and Nobel winner, dies at 83
The Royal Swedish Academy named him the recipient "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality". He was the first Swede to receive the prize since authors Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson shared it in 1974.
Anachronism and Provinciality: Welcome to the Nobel Prize Selection Process
In 1974, for example, when people like Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov and Jorge Luis Borges were candidates, the winners were two Swedes — Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson. Not that there's anything wrong with Swedish authors winning the ...
As Modiano's Literature Divides English Writers
Though the Swedish Academy has always seemed to swing between wildly popular writers (William Golding, Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison) and those who are more niche (Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson), this year's choice seemed to ...
A Prize With a View
The New Indian Express
The majority of Nobels has gone to Europeans—in 1974, two obscure Swedish writers Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson, who were also Nobel judges, were awarded, over Graham Greene, Vladimir Nabokov and Saul Bellow. The credibility of the Nobel is ...