OREANDA-NEWS. The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the American poetess Louise Gluck. The award was given for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

Gluck was born in New York in 1943. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For her work she has repeatedly received high awards in the United States: the Academy of American Poets Prize (1968), the National Books Critics Circle Award (1985), Pulitzer Prize (1993), Bollingen Prize (2001).

She entered Columbia University, but did not finish studies. Later, Gluck taught English at Williams College in Massachusetts, Yale University, Boston University, University of Iowa, Goddard College in Vermont, she is an associate professor at Yale University.

The size of the Nobel Prize in 2020 has been increased by 1 million Swedish kronor, to 10 million (about 1.12 million US dollars).