Foto: Lars Göran Karlsson
|Lars Forssell, born in Stockholm in 1928, is one of Sweden’s most eminent
poets. Starting with his debut in 1949 (Ryttaren, The Rider), he
has published seventeen volumes of poetry, as well as several editions
of selected poems. He has also published plays, essays, song lyrics, and
translations from Norwegian, French, and English (most notably, of T. S.
Eliot and Ezra Pound). Forssell has won many prestigious awards in Sweden,
including the Bellman Prize (1968 and 1981), the Övralid Prize (1981),
the Pilot Prize (1992), the Litteris et Artibus Medal (1993), the Swedish
Academy’s Nordic Prize (1998), and the Erik Lindegren Prize (2000). He
has been one of the eighteen members of the Swedish Academy since 1971.
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