We have a winner!

October 6, 2011 • 2:06 pm

Unlike last year, this year’s name-the-literature–laureate contest actually has a winner: “uygar,” who correctly guessed that the winner of today’s Nobel Prize in Literature was Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer.

I’ve never heard of Transtromer, which shows how parochial I am when it comes to literature not written in English. But damn, isn’t it time that Salman Rushdie got it, too?

If you’re “uygar,” email me for your autographed copy of WEIT.

8 thoughts on “We have a winner!

  1. I never bothered with Tranströmer either. (But a short haiku that was appended to an article made me curious to read those of him at least.) FWIW he _is_ “written” in english, and is published abroad with varying success.

    The earlier criticism on the literature prize especially, with Tranströmer being disproportionately the 8th swede and some of them never internationally published much, seems to be absent this time.

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