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October 6, 2011 in Nation/World
AP/Scanpix, Maja Suslin photo

Swedish poet and author Tomas Transtromer poses for a photograph after he was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature, at his home in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded on Thursday to Tomas Transtromer of Sweden, whose surrealistic works about the mysteries of the human mind won him wide recognition as the most influential Scandinavian poet of recent decades.