Sweden ambassador presents Tomas Tranströmer book in Minsk

Sweden ambassador presents Tomas Tranströmer book in Minsk

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in the Republic of Belarus, Christina Johannesson presented in Gomel a book of translations into the Belarusian language of the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden). The event took place on November 22.

The book "Under Free Sky" came out thanks to the cooperation of the Swedish embassy and the Union of Belarusian Writers.

The Swedish diplomat, speaking at the presentation of the book, shared her memories of the meeting with Tranströmer in 2001 in Moscow. Cristina Johannesson at that time worked as an interpreter at the embassy in the Russian capital. According to her, after the illness, he could not speak, and could move only one hand.

The writer communicated with the public through his wife Monica. "She was always with him, and conveyed his thoughts, was his voice," said Johannesson.

Poems of Tranströmer in Swedish were read by the second secretary of the Embassy Magnus Satterberg, in Belarusian by Liavon Barshcheuski.

The Gomel regional library also hosted a photo exhibition within the framework of the projects "Sweden through the eyes of the Belarusian" and "Sweden in Belarus".

In Gomel, the Swedish delegation, which also included representatives of the Swedish embassy and business, held a number of meetings with local authorities on November 21-22, and visited industrial enterprises, as well as the towns of Rechitsa and Svetlogorsk.

On November 23, Christina Johannesson will hold meetings with students and teachers of Gomel universities.