| University of Helsinki|
| Bo Gustaf Bertelsson Carpelan
25 October 1926
Helsinki, Finland (1926-10-25) |
I de morka rummen, i de ljusa
Nordic Council Literature Prize
1977 I de morka rummen, i de ljusa
February 11, 2011, Espoo, Finland
Urwind, Elämä jota elät
Nordic Council's Literature Prize, Finlandia Award, Samfundet De Nios stora pris
Marta Tikkanen, Tuomas Anhava, Claes Andersson, Edith Sodergran, Tua Forsstrom
University of Helsinki
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.
Carpelan died of cancer on 11 February 2011. He is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki. He was a member of the Finnish noble family Carpelan.
Bo Carpelan Wikipedia