Monday, 26 October 2020, 08:38:04 am
Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize for Literature
October 09, 2020

This year's Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the US poet Louise Glück.

Glück was recognized for "her unmistakable poetic voice, that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal" said the Swedish Academy, which oversees the award.

Glück is the 16th woman to win a literature Nobel, and she already has a bookshelf's worth of heavyweight awards: a National Book Award, a National Humanities Medal and a Pulitzer Prize for her 1992 collection The Wild Iris.