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Annie Ernaux Won 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature

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.

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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).

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