THE ACADEMY SAID,” FOR HER UNMISTAKABLE POETIC VOICE THAT WITH AUSTERE BEAUTY MAKES INDIVIDUAL EXISTENCE UNIVERSAL.”
LouiseGluck, the 77 years old American was honoured the Nobel Literature Prize. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection The Wild Iris in 1993 and 2014 she was awarded the National Book Award for her collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night. Since the inception of the awards in 1901, Gluck became the 16th woman recipient of the Nobel Literature Prize. The first woman who won this award was the Swedish novel and short stories writer Selma Lagerlof in 1909. In the last two decades, Gluck is the 7th woman recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The award for literature was not awarded in the following years-1914, 1918, 1935, 1940-1943.