Bo Carpelan

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Baron
Bo Carpelan
Bo Carpelan.jpg
Bo Carpelan in August 2008.
Born Bo Gustaf Bertelsson Carpelan
(1926-10-25)25 October 1926
Helsinki, Finland
Died 11 February 2011(2011-02-11) (aged 84)
Espoo, Finland
Language Swedish
Nationality Finnish
Alma mater University of Helsinki
Period 1946–2011
Notable works I de mörka rummen, i de ljusa
Urwind
Berg
Notable awards
Spouses Barbro Eriksson
Children 2

Baron Bo Gustaf Bertelsson Carpelan (25 October 1926 – 11 February 2011) was a Finnish poet and author.[1][2] He published his first book of poems in 1946, and received his Ph.D. in 1960. Carpelan, who wrote in Swedish, composed numerous books of verse, as well as several novels and short stories.[1]

In 1997, he won the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, known as the 'little Nobel'. He is the only person yet to have received the Finlandia Prize twice. He won the 2006 European Prize for Literature. His poem, Winter was Hard, was set to music by composer Aulis Sallinen. He also wrote the libretto for Erik Bergman's only opera, Det sjungande trädet.[3]

Carpelan died of cancer on 11 February 2011.[1] He was a member of the Finnish noble family Carpelan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Liukkonen, Petri. "Bo Carpelan". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ YLE news, Bo Carpelan dies.
  3. ^ Casaglia, Gherardo (2005). "Erik Valdemar Bergman". Almanacco Amadeus. Retrieved 17 February 2015 (Italian).

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