Annie Ernaux

Nobel prize winner Annie Ernaux: the French writer who 'wants to destroy literature'

Culture et idées

The news that French author Annie Ernaux – who has written a string of acclaimed books - has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature is a cause for celebration, writes Mediapart journalist and literature lecturer Lise Wajeman. But how should one interpret the bestowal of this prestigious prize to the French writer, given that she herself once declared: “What I also want to destroy is literature”?

Nobel-winning French writer urges protests over living costs

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The newly-announced Nobel prize winner for literature Annie Ernaux accused President Emmanuel Macron of not doing enough to help the poor cope with high prices while some companies make windfall profits. 

French author Annie Ernaux wins Nobel prize for literature

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Write won accolade for "uncompromising" 50-year body of work exploring  "a life marked by great disparities regarding gender, language and class".