Recently, on October 8, a 2020 Nobel laureate in the field of literature was revealed: the American poet Louise Gluck.
She thus became the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize in the last 27 years and the 16th woman to be awarded in the field of literature.
Louise Gluck, 77, is one of the most famous contemporary poets of American poetry, has published 14 collections of poetry to date.
Celebrating Gluck’s merits, a Nobel Committee spokesman said this year’s Nobel Prize was awarded to him for “a special poetic voice that makes individual existence universal with profound beauty.”
Before the Nobel Prize, Louise Gluck also won many other internationally renowned literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.
Recall that last year the Nobel Prize-winning authors for 2018-2019 were named together: Polish writer Olga Tokarchuk and Austrian Peter Handke.
The Nobel Prize is one of the most influential international awards in the world, the establishment of which is associated with the name of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel. The prize has been awarded since 1901 in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Literature, Peace and Physiology / Medicine. Prize winners will be awarded 9 million Swedish kronor, which is equivalent to about one million dollars.
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded in the past by such renowned authors as Heinrich Boell (1972), Jose Saramago (1998), Mario Vargas Llosa (2010) and Svetlana Aleksievich (2015).