The Swedish Academy announced on Thursday American poet Louise Glück as the winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Glück was recognized for the “austere beauty” of her work, which oversees the prestigious award.
She is the first American writer to win the Nobel prize for literature in 27 years, and the 16th woman to win the Nobel.
The prize is awarded to the person who has produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.
Last year’s prize went to Austrian novelist Peter Handke, which led to wide criticism.