Annie Ernaux


Born
in Lillebonne, France
September 01, 1940

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Annie Ernaux is a French writer.

She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents' place of origin.

Average rating: 3.78 · 11,365 ratings · 1,302 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
La Place

3.63 avg rating — 2,392 ratings — published 1983 — 43 editions
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Les années

4.11 avg rating — 1,768 ratings — published 2008 — 24 editions
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Simple Passion

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3.60 avg rating — 1,116 ratings — published 1991 — 36 editions
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Mémoire de fille

3.80 avg rating — 1,054 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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L'Evénement

4.17 avg rating — 700 ratings — published 2000 — 25 editions
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A Woman's Story

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A Frozen Woman

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3.89 avg rating — 514 ratings — published 1981 — 15 editions
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L'Autre Fille

3.71 avg rating — 445 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Journal du dehors

3.50 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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The Possession

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3.45 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 2003 — 13 editions
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“Maybe the true purpose of my life is for my body, my sensations and my thoughts to become writing, in other words, something intelligible and universal, causing my existence to merge into the lives and heads of other people.”
Annie Ernaux, Happening

“C'est l'absence de sens de ce que l'on vit au moment où on le vit qui multiplie les possibilités d'écriture.”
Annie Ernaux, Mémoire de fille

“Naturally I feel no shame in writing these things because of the time which separates the moment when they are written--when only I can see them--from the moment when they will be read by other people, a moment which I feel will never come. By then I could have had an accident or died; a war or a revolution could have broken out. This delay makes it possible for me to write today, in the same way I used to lie in the scorching sun for a whole day at sixteen, or make love wihout contraceptives at twenty: without thinking about the consequences”
Annie Ernaux, Simple Passion

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