The Nobel Prize 2020 in Literature is awarded to the American Poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.
American Poet and Essayist, Louise Elisabeth Glück was born on April 22, 1943, in New York. She has won many prestigious awards for her literary work including Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award in Poetry, Boston Book Review’s Bingham Poetry Prize, The New Yorker’s Book Award in Poetry, and much more.
Some of her works and awards won are:
- The Wild Iris– Pulitzer Prize (1993)
- Ararat – Library of Congress’s Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
- The Triumph of Achilles – National Book Critics Circle Award, the Boston Globe Literary Press Award, and the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Kane Award.
- Poems 1962-2012 – Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2013)
- Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry – PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction
- Vita Nova – Boston Book Review’s Bingham Poetry Prize and The New Yorker’s Book Award in Poetry
Currently, Glück is a writer-in-residence at Yale University.
To read some of her Poems click here
Source: Nobelprize.org, Poets.org