Posted on October 6, 2022 at 6:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

French writer Annie Ernaux is this year's Nobel Prize in Literature winner.

She is, in the Guardian's words, one of her country's most acclaimed authors, with her books A Man’s Place and A Woman’s Story being contemporary classics in France and her autobiography, The Years, taking home the Prix Renaudot some years ago.

Nobel judges praised Ernaux for "the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory."

She will receive 10 million Swedish krona ($90,760) ... and many bettors will bring in money off her victory, as well, as she was given 12/1 odds of winning by NicerOdds.

You can explore her work through essays in the New York Times and the Guardian.

(PS: Test yourself on past winners with the New York Times's Nobel Prize in Literature quiz!)

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