The Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to American poet Louise Glück on Thursday “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere magnificence makes particular person existence common.” The prize was introduced in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the everlasting secretary of the Swedish Academy.
The award comes after a number of years of controversy and scandal for the world’s pre-eminent literary accolade.
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 yr, with the 2018 prize going to Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria’s Peter Handke.
Handke’s prize triggered a storm of protest: a robust supporter of the Serbs through the 1990s Balkan wars, he has been known as an apologist for Serbian warfare crimes. A number of nations together with Albania, Bosnia and Turkey boycotted the Nobel awards ceremony in protest, and a member of the committee that nominates candidates for the literature prize resigned.
This yr the academy is prone to search a extra harmonious selection for the 10 million kronor (greater than $1.1 million) prize.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and medication for locating the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus. Tuesday’s prize for physics honored breakthroughs in understanding the mysteries of cosmic black holes, and the chemistry prize on Wednesday went to scientists behind a strong gene-editing software.
Nonetheless to return are prizes are for excellent work within the fields of peace and economics.