This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to French author Annie Ernaux.

Nobel Prize in Literature

On Thursday (Oct. 6), the prestigious award went to the unconventional memoirist “for the courage and clinical acuity 

French author Annie Ernaux.

Her first book, Les Armoires Vides (Cleaned Out), published in 1974, was a fictionalised account of her own back-alley abortion in her early 20s

Since then, she’s continued to write on controversial topics spanning class, gender, sexuality, race, and more

117: Nobel Prizes in Literature awarded between 1901 and 2021

The Nobel Prizes are five separate prizes that, according to Alfred Nobel's will of 1895

Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize in literature for her 'uncompromising' work on family, class and gender

Annie Ernaux

with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.

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