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Annie Ernaux Has Won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2022

The Nobel Prize giving week has come to the field of literature. Today it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2022 was awarded to the 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 known for her mainly autobiographical works. She started her career with the novel Les Armoires vides (Cleaned Out) in 1974. Her abortion experience unfolded in L'événement (Happening) has been adapted to the big screens by Audrey Diwan and won the Golden Lion at Venice Fim Festival 2021.

Last year the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents".

Source: Press release: The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022


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