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Annie Ernaux, author of almost two dozen works of memoir and the occasional book of fiction, is the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature! We are verklempt. We are so proud. 

ANNIE ERNAUX (b. 1940) is considered by many to be France’s most important literary voice. Aside from her 2022 Nobel Prize win, she has also won the Prix Renaudot for A Man's Place and the Marguerite Yourcenar Prize for her body of work. More recently she received the International Strega Prize, the Prix Formentor, the French-American Translation Prize, and the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation for The Years, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Her other works include Getting LostExteriors, A Girl's Story, A Woman's Story, The Possession, Simple Passion, HappeningI Remain in DarknessShameA Frozen Woman, and A Man's Place

"Congratulations first of all to Annie Ernaux, who has stood up for herself as a woman, as someone who came from the French working class, unbowed, for decade after decade,” Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon said in a statement to Publishers Weekly. “Also congratulations to the Nobel Prize for Literature Committee, which here makes a brave choice by choosing someone who writes unabashedly about her sexual life, about women's rights and her experience and sensibility as a woman—and for whom writing is life itself.”

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