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Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To U.S.

Poet Louise GlückEnlarge this image toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP Carolyn Kaster/APThe 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been given to the U.S. poet Louise Glück for what the Swedish Academy calls “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

Glück is the 16th woman to win a literature Nobel, and she already has a bookshelf’s worth of heavyweight awards: a National Book Award, a National Humanities Medal and a Pulitzer Prize for her 1992 collection The Wild Iris.

Glück seeks the universal, and in this she takes inspiration from myths and classical motifs, present in most of her works.”

The 2020 Nobel Prize has a cash award of 10 million Swedish krona ($1.12 million).

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