Yesterday the Swedish Academy awarded Tomas Tranströmer (one of Sweden's most famous living poets) the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is the first Swede who wins this Award in nearly 40 years. However Tomas Tranströmer won a lot of other awards with his poems over the last decades.
Along with this award, Tomas Tranströmer is awarded about $1.5 million. He will get his Prize on December 10 in Stockholm.
I personally never heard about him before but this is has perhaps to do that I am not really a poem fan...
If you are interested in knowing which authors won this award since 1901, please click here