Nobel Literature Prize 2022 awarded to French author Annie Ernaux | Daily News

Nobel Literature Prize 2022 awarded to French author Annie Ernaux

SWEDEN: The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2022 is French author Annie Ernaux, announced Thursday at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm.

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded 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.”

Ernaux believes in the liberating force of writing. Her work is uncompromising and written in plain language, scraped clean, the academy said. Ernaux has said that writing is a political act, opening our eyes for social inequality. For this purpose she uses language as “a knife”, as she calls it, to tear apart the veils of imagination.

In her writing, Ernaux consistently and from different angles, examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class. She has written over 30 literary works. - BBC NEWS

 


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