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American poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

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American poet Louise Gluck won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy said on Thursday.

The 10 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize is named after dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and has been awarded since 1901 for achievements in science, literature and peace in accordance with his will.

($1 = 8.8956 Swedish crowns)

Copies of books by US poet and essayist Louise Glueck are on display during the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature in Boershuset in Stockholm, Sweden, 08 October 2020. EPA-EFE/Henrik Montgomery / TT / POOL
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