On October 8th, American poet Louise Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Congratulations!
Glück was awarded the prize “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” In addition to the Nobel, she has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and was the 2003-2004 poet laureate of the United States.
The Nobel Prize in Literature was first awarded in 1901 and is given out annually. The Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by Alfred Nobel; recipients are selected by the Swedish Academy based upon their body of work.
Interested in reading Louise Glück’s poetry? Many of her titles are available to check out at the library:
If you’d like to read other works by Louise Glück, you can find them here.