Nobel Prize for Literature 2022
The Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to French Author Annie Ernaux has been awarded Nobel Prize for Literature on 06th October 2022 at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm. She won the 2022 Nobel Prize for “the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”. Swedish Academy has awarded Annie Ernaux with a prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($914,704). Annie Ernaux becomes the 16th French writer to have won the Nobel to date.
About Annie Ernaux- Annie Ernaux was born in 1940 and grew up in the small town of Yvetot in Normandy. Annie studied at Rouen University and later taught at a secondary school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d’Enseignement par Correspondance. Her first debut was Les armoires vides which was published in 1974 in France and her debut in English was Cleaned Out which was published in 1990.
Some of her notable works include: Les armoires vides in 1974; Une femme 1987; A Woman’s Story, 1990), La honte 1996; Shame, 1998) L’événement 2000; Happening, 2001, among others.
Nobel Prize Winners for Literature (1995-2022)
Have a look at the complete list of Nobel Prize Winners for Literature from 1995 to 2022.
|Year||Winner & Area of Literature||Country|
|2022||Annie Ernaux (Novelist)||France|
|2021||Abdulrazak Gurnah (Novelist)||Tanz|
|2020||Louise Glück (Poet)||US|
|2019||Peter Handke (Novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright)||Austria|
|2018||Olga Tokarczuk (Novelist, poet, essayist)||Poland|
|2017||Kazuo Ishiguro (Novelist)||UK|
|2016||Bob Dylan (Singer, Songwriter)||US|
|2015||Svetlana Alexivich (Journalist, Prose Writer)||Belarus|
|2014||Patrick Modiano (Novelist)||France|
|2013||Alice Munro (Short-story writer)||Canada|
|2012||Mo Yan (Novelist, short-story writer)||China|
|2011||Tomas Tranströmer (Poet)||Sweden|
|2010||Mario Vargas Llosa (Novelist, Dramatist)||Peru|
|2009||Herta Müller (Novelist)||Germany|
|2008||Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (Novelist, Essayist)||France|
|2007||Doris Lessing (Novelist)||UK|
|2006||Orhan Pamuk (Novelist)||Turkey|
|2005||Harold Pinter (Dramatist)||UK|
|2004||Elfriede Jelinek (Novelist, Dramatist)||Austria|
|2003||J.M. Coetzee (Novelist)||South Africa|
|2002||Imre Kertesz (Novelist)||Hungary|
|2001||Sir V.S. Naipaul (Novelist)||Trinidad|
|2000||Gao Xingjian (Novelist, Dramatist)||France|
|1999||Günter Grass (Novelist)||Germany|
|1998||José Saramago (Novelist)||Portugal|
|1997||Dario Fo (Dramatist, Actor)||Italy|
|1996||Wislawa Szymborska (Poet)||Poland|
|1995||Seamus Heaney (Poet)||Ireland|
Nobel Prize for Literature 2022: FAQs
Q1. Who won the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature?
Ans. French Author Annie Ernaux Won the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature
Q2. Who was the first Literature Nobel prize winner in India?
Ans. Rabindranath Tagore’s Literature was 1st Indian to win the 1st Literature Nobel Price.
Q3. What is the price amount awarded to Annie Ernaux for the Nobel prize?
Ans. Swedish Academy has awarded Annie Ernaux with a prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($914,704).