She is the 17th woman to win the prestigious prize among the 119 laureates of literature since the first Nobel was awarded in 1901.
The 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French writer Annie Ernaux, the Swedish Academy announced today.
“In her writing, Ernaux, consistently and from different angles, examines a life marked by strong gender, language, and class disparities. Her path as an author has been long and arduous,” reads the Academy’s website.
It is not the first year that Annie Ernaux’s name has been mentioned for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and with the publication of her novel “L’événement” (“The Event”), which narrates her experience, specifically the anguish of a young French student forced to have a clandestine abortion, her name came up again.
“A Place in the Sun” (1984) and “The Years” (2008) are among Ernaux’s best-known works.