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French author Annie Ernaux has won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Emily Temple

October 6, 2022, 7:09am

This morning, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 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 the author of some twenty works of fiction and memoir, winner of the Prix Renaudot for A Man’s Place, and of the Marguerite Yourcenar Prize for her body of work, and recently the winner of the International Strega Prize and the French-American Translation Prize and shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for The Years.

For once, the oddsmakers and predictors did okay!

Read an excerpt from Ernaux’s Getting Lost here.

Read Lauren Elkin on encountering Ernaux’s urban landscapes and scattered selves here.

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