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French creator Annie Ernaux wins prestigious award for literature

Stockholm: French creator Annie Ernaux gained the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the braveness and medical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of non-public reminiscence”, the award-giving physique stated on Thursday.

Ernaux, whose work is generally autobiographical, is 82.

French author Annie Ernaux poses for a photo, in 2019.

French creator Annie Ernaux poses for a photograph, in 2019.Credit score:SIPA by way of AP

In explaining its alternative, the Swedish Academy stated Ernaux “constantly and from completely different angles, examines a life marked by robust disparities relating to gender, language and sophistication”.

Her debut novel was Les Armoires Vides in 1974 however she gained worldwide recognition following the publication of Les Années in 2008, translated into The Years in 2017.

“It’s her most formidable undertaking, which has given her a world fame and a raft of followers and literary disciples,” the Academy stated of that e-book.

The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace have been established within the will of Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, whose invention of dynamite made him wealthy and well-known, and have been awarded since 1901.

Whereas many earlier literature winners have been already extensively learn earlier than touchdown the prize, the award generates enormous media consideration and may catapult lesser recognized authors to world fame whereas spurring e-book gross sales even for literary superstars.


Some prizes have gone to writers from exterior mainstream literary genres, together with French thinker Henri Bergson in 1927, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1953 and American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in 2016.



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