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Meet Annie Ernaux: Nobel Literature Prize Winner, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Husband, And Background

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Annie Ernaux is a French writer and professor of literature. Her literary work, mostly autobiographical, maintains close links with sociology. She was born on 1 September 1940 and she’s currently 82 years old.

Annie Ernaux

Who is Annie Ernaux?

Annie Ernaux is a French writer and professor of literature. Ernaux was 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”.

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Full name: Annie Ernaux (née Duchesne)

Date of birth: 1 September 1940

Place of birth: Lillebonne, France

Nationality: French

Education: University of Rouen, University of Bordeaux

Net worth: Update soon

Nominations: International Booker Prize

Here are some of her awards;
  • 1977 Prix d’Honneur for the 1977 novel Ce qu’ils disent ou rien
  • 1984 Prix Renaudot for La Place
  • 2008 Prix Marguerite-Duras for Les Années
  • 2008 Prix François-Mauriac for Les Années
  • 2008 Prix de la langue française for the entirety of her oeuvre
  • 2014 Doctor honoris causa of the University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • 2016 Strega European Prize for The Years (translated into Italian as Gli Anni (L’Orma)
  • 2017 Prix Marguerite-Yourcenar, awarded by the Civil Society of Multimedia Authors, for the entirety of her oeuvre
  • 2018 Premio Hemingway per la letteratura for the entirety of her oeuvre
  • 2019 Prix Formentor
  • 2019 Premio Gregor von Rezzori for Una Donna
  • 2019 Short Listed for the Man Booker International Prize for The Years
  • 2021: Elected a Royal Society of Literature International Writer
  • 2022: Nobel Prize in Literature

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Annie Ernaux started her literary career in 1974 with Les Armoires vides (Cleaned Out), an autobiographical novel.

In 1984, she won the Renaudot Prize for another of her autobiographical works La Place (A Man’s Place), an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents’ place of origin.

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