Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Swedish Poet Wins Nobel
Jessica Gow, Scanpix / Landov
Sorry, Bob Dylan: Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature. He has written several books of poems, including, most famously, 1966’s Windows and Stones. His work, according to the Poetry Foundation, “build[s] on Modernism, Expressionism, and Surrealism, [and] contains powerful imagery concerned with issues of fragmentation and isolation.” He has been translated into 50 languages.