Annie Ernaux Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct. 6, 2022

The Nobel committee awarded its prize in literature to French author Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

Annie Ernaux is the author of over twenty novels (although she prefers the term “récits”), largely autobiographical in their inspiration, and relating the experience of women, from a personal and social perspective.

She is the 16th French recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first French woman.

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Annie Ernaux