Swedish-speaking poet and author Gösta Ågren is dead. This was reported on Wednesday by his publishing house Schildts & Söderströms.

Born in Uusikaarlepyy in 1936, the poet published several works from the 1960s until last spring. His works were translated into several languages.

During his career, Ågren received several awards, the most significant of which was the Finlandia Award from 1989. He won it with his poetry book Jär (Tääl). In 2006, President Tarja Halonen awarded her the Pro Finlandia Medal, which is the most significant recognition given to cultural creators by the President of the Republic.

Ågren's death was previously reported by Hufvudstadsbladet and Svenska Yle, among others.