Kjell Espmark gives a lecture on Nobel Prize winner in Literature Tomas Tranströmer on September 12 in the Nordic house

The Swedish writer Kjell Espmark gives a lecture on the Swedish Nobel Prize winner in Literature, Tomas Tranströmer, on Thursday September 12, 2013, at 10 am in the Nordic house.
 
The event is co-organized by The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland, the Swedish Embassy in Iceland, the Reykjavík International Literary Festival and the Nordic house.
 
The Swedish Ambassador to Iceland, Bo Hedberg, addresses the audience and presents the author.
 
Kjell Espmark (b. 1930) is a poet, novelist, and literary historian.
He is former professor in Comparative Literature at the University of Stockholm. Since 1981 he is a member of the Swedish Academy, and since 1988 a member also of its Nobel Committee (chairman 1988-2004).
Latest awards: The Great Prize of The Nio (“The Nine”), the Tranströmer Prize, and Il Premio Capri. He is an officer of L´Ordre National du Mérite.
Espmark´s works has been translated into some twenty languages. His latest books of poetry in English are Lend Me Your Voice (2011) and the selection Outside the Calendar (2012), both translated by Robin Fulton Macpherson (Marick Press, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan).
His book appeared in many languages, in English in 1991. Different volumes of his series of seven novels, Glömskans tid (The Age of Oblivion) can be read in French, Italian, and Romanian. The whole series is under publication in Shanghai
(transl. Chen Maiping). The first two volumes, Oblivion and Misunderstanding, were both on ten top lists.
Two books of poetry have appeared in Icelandic, both translated by Njörður P. Njarðvík, Vintergata with the title Vetrarbraut and a selection called Skrifað i stein (Uppheimar).
 
Kjell Espmark will give his lecture on Tomas Transtromer in English. All are welcome. To read a summary of the lecture, click here.

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