Bo Carpelan


BO CARPELAN (1926-2011) created outstanding literary works throughout his six-five- year-long career.

He was the first author to receive the Finlandia Fiction Prize twice. He was also granted the Nordic Council Literary Prize, the Finnish State Prize for Literature four times and Le Prix Européen for his poetry.

Bo Carpelan’s works are distinguished by reliving of a moment from the past and also by a love for direct, close human contact. His poetry and prose have been published in translation in 17 languages. All his works were originally written in Swedish.