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Nobel Prize in Literature

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    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2022

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French author Annie Ernaux, known for her deceptively simple novels drawing on personal experiences of class and gender, was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

About Annie Ernaux:

  • Ernaux, née Duchesne, was born in Lillebonne Normandy in 1940.
  • She worked as a schoolteacher, and as a teacher at the Centre for Distance Education.
  • She retired in 2000, devoting herself fully to her writing.
  • More than 20 of her books have been school texts in France for decades.
  • According to the jury, she was honoured “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

About the Nobel prize in literature:

  • The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 115 times to 119 Nobel Prize laureates between 1901 and 2022.
  • The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to novelist AbdulrazakGurnah.

Contribution of Indians:

  • Poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European and Indian to get a Nobel Prize in 1913 in literature.

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French author Annie Ernaux, known for her deceptively simple novels drawing on personal experiences of class and gender, was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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