The Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück.
Literature Laureate Louise Glück made her debut in 1968 with ‘Firstborn’ and was soon acclaimed as one of the most prominent poets in American contemporary literature. She has published twelve collections of poetry and some volumes of essays on poetry.
The official Twitter feed of the Nobel Prize wrote: “The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
The prize was announced Thursday in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
Back in 2018, the award was postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, the secretive body that chooses the winners, and sparked a mass exodus of members.