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French writer Annie Ernaux wins Nobel Prize in literature

French writer Annie Ernaux attends the screening of the film "Les Annees Super 8 (The Super 8 Years)" on the sidelines of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 23, 2022. (Photo by Julie Sebadelha/AFP)
French writer Annie Ernaux attends the screening of the film "Les Annees Super 8 (The Super 8 Years)" on the sidelines of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 23, 2022. (Photo by Julie Sebadelha/AFP)

This year’s Nobel Prize in literature is awarded to French author Annie Ernaux.

Ernaux, 82, is cited for “the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Nobel committee says.

Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announces the winner in Stockholm, Sweden.

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