Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer (left) with his wife Monica and Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy (right).
"Special thanks to all the translators, who work so hard for so little reward.
Your motivation is your curiosity and commitment.
It should be called love - the only realistic basis for translating poetry."
From Monica Tranströmer's speech on behalf of Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer at the Nobel Banquet, 10 December 2011.