Louise Glück: "It's too new … it's too early here"
"My first thought was 'I won't have any friends,' because most of my friends are writers", says Louise Glück, having just heard the news that she had been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. "But mostly," she continues, "I’m concerned with the preservation of daily life, with people I love." Longing for an early morning cup of coffee, she spoke briefly to Adam Smith from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She suggests new readers start with any of her works "because they’re very different, one from another." But not her first book, she says, "Unless they want to feel contempt!"