American poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – American poet Louise Gluck (pic right) won the 2020 Nobel Literature Prize yesterday, an unexpected choice 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 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.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin