Louise Glück wins Nobel prize in literature

International Desk
8 October 2020, Thu
Published: 07:03 Updated: 07:23

Louise Glück wins Nobel prize in literature

American poet Louise Gluck has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, with judges praising 'her unmistakable poetic voice.

The 10 million Swedish crown ($1.1m) prize is named after dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature, and peace in accordance with his will.

The Swedish Academy said Gluck was honoured “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.

Gluck previously won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for her collection The Wild Iris, and the National Book Award in 2014.