The 17th woman laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature

On 6th October 2022, iconic French writer Annie Ernaux was announced as the 119th winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the 17th woman laureate in the history of the prize.

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I wrote about Ernaux’s award for my department’s blog, so if you’re interested in reading the piece then please click on this link! I discuss Ernaux’s oeuvre, her fame in France, and the championing of her work by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK.  And, as long-term readers will guess after my #BeMoreOlga rant in 2019, no such post would be complete some Nobel scepticism… so you’ll find a little of that too.

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