Bo Carpelan in August 2008.
|Born||Bo Gustaf Bertelsson Carpelan
25 October 1926
|Died||11 February 2011
|Alma mater||University of Helsinki|
|Notable works||I de mörka rummen, i de ljusa
Baron Bo Gustaf Bertelsson Carpelan (25 October 1926 – 11 February 2011) was a Finnish poet and author. 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.
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.
- I de mörka rummen, i de ljusa (poetry collection, 1976)
- Urwind (novel, 1993)
- Berg (novel, 2005)
- 1998 Interview with Bo Carpelan
- Bo Carpelan in 375 humanists 28.03.2015, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki
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