Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to Louise Glück

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature goes to the American poet Louise Glück.

The Swedish Academy announced the information on Thursday. 

Glück was praised for her “unmistakable poetic voice.” 

The Nobel Prizes are usually awarded during traditional ceremonies on December 10. 

However, the corona pandemic made this year’s award process different. 

Career path

Glück was born on April 22, 1943, in New York, USA.

She’s an Associate Professor at Yale University.

She studied poetry at Columbia University but dropped out due to an anxiety disorder. She published her first collection of poems in 1968.

She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Glück has primarily written poetry and non-fiction, and she has published a number of collections of poems.

The poet has received a large number of prizes, including being the American poet laureate in 2003-04.

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