French writer Annie Ernaux receives the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature


Works by Annie Ernaux are displayed during the announcement of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature, in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 6, 2022. /Xinhua

Works by Annie Ernaux are displayed during the announcement of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature, in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 6, 2022. /Xinhua

French writer Annie Ernaux has won the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday, “for the courage and clinical acumen with which she discovers the roots, the remoteness and the collective constraints of personal memory”. .

In his writings, Ernaux consistently and from different angles examines a life marked by strong disparities of gender, language and class. His road to fatherhood was long and arduous, the Swedish Academy said.

Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said at the announcement press conference that he was unfortunately unable to reach Ernaux by phone today. He added that this year’s award would be presented in Stockholm in December.

Ernaux’s work is “uncompromising and written in simple, scratchy language”, and when it reveals “the agony of class experience, describing shame, humiliation, jealousy or incapacity to see who you are, she has achieved something admirable and lasting,” the academy said in the press release.

Ernaux was born in 1940 and grew up in the small town of Yvetot in Normandy, France. She is one of the most influential writers in contemporary French literature. She has published widely, and her major works include A Woman’s Story, La Place and The Years.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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