French author Annie Ernaux has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.”
Born in 1940 in the small town of Normandy, is one of France’s most acclaimed authors who writes novels about daily life in France as well as non-fiction. “Annie Ernaux’s debut was Les armoires vides (1974; Cleaned Out, 1990), and already in this work she started her investigation of her Norman background, but it was her fourth book, La place (1983; A Man’s Place, 1992), that delivered her literary breakthrough,” The Swedish Academy said in a statement.
“In her writing, Ernaux consistently and from different angles, examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class. Her path to authorship was long and arduous,” the statement further read.
Some of Ernaux’s famous works include A Woman’s Story, A Man’s Place, Simple Passion, Cleaned Out and L’occupation.
The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded by the Swedish Academy, Stockholm, Sweden. Literature was the fourth prize area Alfred Nobel mentioned in his will. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday announced the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The prestigious award was given to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and Karl Barry Sharpless for the development of click chemistry and bio-orthogonal chemistry. Meanwhile, Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger were the winners of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in quantum physics.
- Staff Reporter