NEW DELHI: American poet Louise Glück on Thursday received the 2020 Nobel Prize in literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere magnificence makes particular person existence common”, introduced the Nobel Prize Committee.
Thursday’s award comes after a number of years of scandals and wildcard picks by the Swedish Academy.
In 2018 the award was postponed after intercourse abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy, the secretive physique that chooses the winners, and sparked a mass exodus of members.
After the academy revamped itself in a bid to regain the belief of the Nobel Basis, two laureates have been named final 12 months, with the 2018 prize going to Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria’s Peter Handke.
Handke’s prize brought on a storm of protest: a robust supporter of the Serbs throughout the 1990s Balkan wars, he has been referred to as an apologist for Serbian battle crimes.
The award consists of 10 million kronor (greater than USD 1.1 million) prize.
Usually, the winner receives the Nobel from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a proper ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, however due to the pandemic that has been changed by a televised ceremony exhibiting the laureates receiving their awards of their dwelling international locations.
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