Louise Glück Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Mar, 2021
Facts of Louise Glück
Date of Birth: 1943 , April-22
Age: 78 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Louise Glück
Birth Name Louise Elisabeth Glück
Father Daniel Glück
Mother Beatrice Grosby
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, USA
Profession Poet, Essayist
Children 1
Divorce John Dranow (1977 – 1996)
Education George W. Hewlett High School, Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University
Awards Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize, National Book Award, Nobel Prize
Sisters 1
Books The Triumph of Achilles, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, Averno, Faithful and Virtuous Night
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Louise Glück is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and essayist of such poetry collections as The Triumph of Achilles, The Wild Iris, Meadowlands, Averno, and Faithful and Virtuous Night. For her contributions, she was awarded the  2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.  

How Old Is Louise Glück? Who Were Her Parents?

Louise Glück was born Louise Elisabeth Glück on April 22, 1943, in New York City, New York, the elder of two daughters to businessman Daniel Glück and his homemaker wife Beatrice Glück. She is 77 years old at the time of this writing.

Glück developed an eating disorder called anorexia nervosa while at George W. Hewlett High School. Due to the disorder, Glück never became a full-time student and instead studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and the  School of General Studies at Columbia University. 

What is Louise Glück Known For? 

Louise Glück has published several volumes of poetry including 1985's The Triumph of Achilles, 1992's The Wild Iris, 1997's Meadowlands, 2006's Averno, and 2014's Faithful and Virtuous Night. 

Her 1992 book, The Wild Iris, won her the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Besides that, she has been the recipient of several other awards and recognitions including the Bollingen Prize, Melville Cane Award, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, and the National Book Award, to name a few.

Louise Glück being awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2016 by Barack Obama SOURCE: BBC

She served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2003 to 2004. 

Besides her work, Glück is also an educator. In 1984, she joined the English department of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In 2004, she was appointed Rosenkranz Writer in Residence at Yale University. 

For her contributions to poetry and literature, Louise Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.          

Who Is Louise Glück's Husband? Does She Have Children?

Louise Glück was married for nearly 20 years, from 1977 to 1996, to her husband John Dranow, an author-educator at Goddard College. She has a son, Noah, born in 1973, with her first husband, Charles Hertz, Jr, .whom she divorced shortly before marrying Dranow.     

What is Louise Glück Worth in 2021?   

According to some sources, Louise Glück is believed to have a net worth of around $3 million as of March 2021. Besides her earnings throughout her over-four-decade career as a poet and essayist, Glück was the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature -- the prize money of which amounts to approximately $1.1 million.