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Who won the Nobel literature prize in 2020?

THE WINNERThe 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature was won by Louise Gluck. American poet, she has published twelve anthologies of poems and has accumulated numerous awards for her works over the years. In 1993 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Wild Iris collection, in 2014 she won the National Book Award for Poetry, while in 2003 she was awarded the prestigious title of poet graduate of the United States.
THE REASONS FOR THE AWARDThe American poet, born in 1943 in New York and of Jewish-Hungarian origins, was rewarded - the motivation reads - "for her unmistakable poetic voice that makes individual existence universal with its austere beauty". In addition to writing, Gluck is a lecturer at Yale University and lives...

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