09 October 2020
The US poet is the first American writer to win the prize in 27 years
The last American writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature was Toni Morrison, in 1993.
The Nobel Prize committee described Louise's work as an 'unmistakeable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.'
Louise Gluck's debut, Firstborn, was published in 1968. She has won a Pultizer Prize and the National Books Award, and is regarded as one of American's foremost poets. Her latest title, Faithful and Virtuous Night, was published in 2014. In the UK, she has been published by Carcanet Press since 1996.
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