Nobel Prize in Literature goes to French author Annie Ernaux

Sweden, 6/10: French author Annie Ernaux was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in literature for “the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Swedish Academy said on Thursday.



Ernaux, 82, started out writing autobiographical novels, but quickly abandoned fiction in favour of memoirs.


Her more than 20 books, most of them very short, chronicle events in her life and the lives of those around her. They present uncompromising portraits of sexual encounters, abortion, illness and the deaths of her parents

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