Author of the Month: Louise Glück
Selected by the Bookshop
Our Author of the Month for November is Nobel Prizewinner Louise Glück.
A poet of terse compression and lyric charge, Glück builds atmospheric landscapes from unnervingly simple and understated language. Her thirteenth book, Winter Recipes from the Collective, is her first since winning the Nobel Prize in 2020; in her acceptance speech, she praised ‘the intimate, private voice, which public utterance can sometimes augment or extend, but never replace’; it’s that voice which sings and speaks throughout her work.
From the publisher:
Shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Prize for Best Collection 'At last the night surrounded me; / I floated on it, perhaps in it, / or it carried me as a river carries / a boat'. In Louise Gluck's new collection, night takes on the dimensions…