The Permanent Secretary
6 October 2011
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer
“because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”.
See the list of all Nobel Prizes, awarded for "the greatest benefit to mankind."
In his will, Alfred Nobel left 31 million SEK to found the Nobel Prizes.
Medicine Laureate Shinya Yamanaka talks about the importance of taking risks.