Nobel prize in literature

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Nobel winners demand release of Belarusian peace laureate Ales Bialiatski
Open letter condemning the detention of the human rights activist, who won the 2022 prize, signed by more than 100 laureates including Kazuo Ishiguro and JM Coetzee

Sarah Shaffi

21, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘If it’s not a risk… it’s nothing’: Nobel laureate Annie Ernaux on her unapologetic career
The French writer transforms her own life into uncompromising autofiction. With new translations, a film, and unwavering activism, the 82-year-old is living life to the full

Alice Blackhurst

21, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Kenzaburō Ōe obituary
Nobel prize-winning writer whose novels linked the personal and political in exploring fatherhood and the legacy of war in Japan

Maya Jaggi

24, Mar, 2023 @3:30 PM

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The Guardian view on the history of feelings: a serious subject | Editorial
Editorial: Books and documentaries can not only tell us what happened in the Soviet Union and why – but why it matters


05, Feb, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Nobel prize an institution ‘for men’, says literature laureate Annie Ernaux
Awards are ‘bound to tradition’, says French writer, praised by academy for ‘the courage and clinical acuity of her work’

Staff and agencies in Stockholm

06, Dec, 2022 @6:48 PM

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British-Egyptian hunger striker may die in prison, Nobel laureates warn world leaders attending Cop27
Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been on hunger strike for six months and will refuse water from 6 November, the first day of the climate summit

Sian Cain

02, Nov, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Four Nobels and counting: Fitzcarraldo, the little publisher that could
With its swathe of award-winning writers and distinctive blue covers, the independent press takes risks on boundary-pushing writing – and it’s paying off

Anna Cafolla

10, Oct, 2022 @3:16 PM

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In Annie Ernaux’s Nobel prize we see the public value of our intimate histories | Gaby Wood
This year’s winner shows the merit of the memoir form and marks a turning point for the literature prize

Gaby Wood

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Annie Ernaux: a vintage Nobel winner | Editorial
Editorial: One of France’s finest writers has joined an all too select bunch of female laureates. And about time too


07, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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‘We are made of words’: the radically intimate writing of Annie Ernaux
She offers us her own life, her own pain, without shame – and gives voice to the silences of women. For this the Nobel prizewinner deserves to be celebrated

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

07, Oct, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Annie Ernaux: the 2022 Nobel literature laureate’s greatest works
Writer and critic Catherine Taylor explains how the French writer became the ‘great chronicler to a generation’
• Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel prize in literature

Catherine Taylor

06, Oct, 2022 @8:55 PM

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Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel prize in literature
The French author of mostly autobiographical work takes the prestigious books prize for the ‘courage and clinical acuity’ of her writing

Sarah Shaffi

06, Oct, 2022 @8:53 PM

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