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10/6/22: 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature Announced

October 6, 2022. The Nobel Prize in literature goes to Annie Ernaux, known for memoir "The Years"
The French author Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday.
The academy praised Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.”

Ernaux’s work frequently deals with questions of personal history. Her memoir “Happening” discusses an illegal abortion that she had in the 1960s. A 2018 translation of her memoir “The Years” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A translation of Ernaux’s “Getting Lost,” a diary of her affair with a younger, married man, was published this year. Seven Stories Press, which has been publishing Ernaux’s work in the United States since 1991, will release her newest book in French, “Le jeune homme,” in 2023.

In Annie Ernaux, a Nobel Laureate Who Plumbs Her Own Passions. Column in The New York Times here.

French author Annie Ernaux won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature for blending fiction and autobiography in books that fearlessly mine her experiences as a working-class woman to explore life in France since the 1940s, including uncompromising portraits of sexual encounters, abortion, illness and the deaths of her parents. Column in The Seattle Times, here.

We will have books back in stock as soon as they are available. The publisher is reprinting as fast as they can! Order here, or call us any time [425.775.2789], and we will be happy to let you know when we have her books back in the shop!

Books: 
Getting Lost Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644212196
Availability: Backordered
Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2022

Do What They Say or Else Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Christopher Beach (Translated by), Carrie Noland (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496228000
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - October 1st, 2022

The Years Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609807870
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Published: Seven Stories Press - November 21st, 2017

Happening Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781609809485
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Published: Seven Stories Press - May 14th, 2019

Simple Passion Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$12.95
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ISBN: 9781583225745
Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

Exteriors Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9781644210970
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 26th, 2021

A Girl's Story Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781609809515
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Published: Seven Stories Press - April 7th, 2020

A Woman's Story Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781583225752
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Published: Seven Stories Press - August 5th, 2003

A Frozen Woman Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Linda Coverdale (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781888363388
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 8th, 1996

Shame Cover Image
By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781583220184
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Published: Seven Stories Press - June 9th, 1998