American poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm (AFP) – The Nobel Literature Prize went Thursday to American poet Louise Gluck, known for themes of childhood and family life that draw inspiration from myths and classical motifs.Gluck, 77, was honoured “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal,” the Academy said.Gluck has previously won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for her collection “The Wild Iris”, and the National Book Award for her latest collection, “Faithful and Virtuous Night”, in 2014.The Academy’s permanent secretary Mats Malm said he had spoken to Gluck just before maki…

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