2020 Literature Nobel Prize Awarded to American Poet Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden.

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The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was on Thursday, 8 October, awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy said.

Louise Glück made her debut in 1968 with Firstborn, and is one of the most prominent poets in American contemporary literature.

According to the official website, 112 Nobel Prizes in Literature have been awarded so far. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2019 was awarded to Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."

The youngest Literature Laureate is Rudyard Kipling, who won the Nobel prize when he was 41, and the oldest is Doris Lessing, who won it at 88.

Other Nobel Laureates in Literature include Alice Munro, Pearl Buck, William Faulkner, Bob Dylan and Rabindranath Tagore.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by The Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden, according to the Nobel Prize website.

The prizes for medicine, physics and chemistry were awarded earlier this week, and the Peace Prize will be announced on Friday.

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