Annie Ernaux

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Nobel odds: Annie Ernaux is the favourite to win this year’s prize for literature
Ernaux, who writes novels about daily life in France, is one of her country’s most acclaimed authors. Could she win the world’s most prestigious literary prize on Thursday?

Alison Flood

04, Oct, 2021 @2:51 PM

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Stevie Smith’s poems suit a pandemic, even if they’re as soothing as sandpaper | Rachel Cooke
Fifty years after the poet’s death, works that were never meant to console are newly resonant

Rachel Cooke

07, Mar, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Writers like Elena Ferrante are putting the pain of teenage girls centre stage | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Female authors’ coming-of-age stories, including Normal People, can help us reassess our attitudes to the trauma of youth, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

14, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Abortion, sex and family secrets: Annie Ernaux, France's great truth teller
Ernaux’s meticulously observed chronicles of French society are finally winning acclaim around the world. She talks about her relationship with her mother, feminism in France and being working-class

Angelique Chrisafis

10, Aug, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Book clinic: which European fiction will revive my love of modernist novels?
Author and critic Alex Preston recommends fiction for fans of modernism

Alex Preston

15, Jun, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Man Booker International shortlist dominated by female authors and translators
Six-book shortlist includes last year’s winner Olga Tokarczuk, Annie Ernaux and Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Sian Cain

09, Apr, 2019 @6:30 PM

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Annie Ernaux: ‘I was so ashamed for Catherine Deneuve…’
The French writer on her singular memoir being longlisted for the Man Booker international prize and why #MeToo has her backing

Kim Willsher

06, Apr, 2019 @5:00 PM

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In brief: Happening; Flotsam; The Burning Chambers – reviews
Annie Ernaux’s memoir is painful and politicised, Meike Ziervogel’s novel evokes grief in 1950s Germany and Kate Mosse delivers another intricate hit

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Years by Annie Ernaux review – a masterpiece memoir of French life
A ‘slippery narrative’ that blends personal and public life by one of France’s most lauded writers receives its English translation

Lauren Elkin

22, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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