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Louise Glück becomes first American woman to win Nobel Prize for Literature

15 Oct 2020

Trailblazing Nobel Prize winner is published by Carcanet Press, a University and Creative Manchester partner

Louise Gluck, image Jakson2204 / CC BY-SA

Acclaimed American poet Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for her ‘unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal’.

Glück is the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 27 years. She is published by Creative Manchester partner and friend of the University Carcanet Press, a publisher predominantly of poetry, based in Manchester and founded by Professor of Poetry at our University’s Centre for New Writing, Michael Schmidt. 

Professor of Poetry at the Centre for New Writing and Associate Publisher at Carcanet Press, John McAuliffe appeared on BBC’s Front Row to discuss Louise’s poetry and her award.  

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