THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, ANNIE ERNAUX

 The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded on Thursday to Annie Ernaux, a French novelist.

 Her works revolve around intensely personal aspects, speaking to generations of women.

The decision was announced at a news conference in Stockholm, lauding her "courage and clinical acuity".

She became the 17th female writer to have won the prize since it was formed in 1901.

Louise Glück She is the second woman to be given the prize in three years after Louise Glück, the American poet, was awarded the 2020 prize.

Outside France, she is perhaps best known for "The Years," which weaves together events from over 70 years of Ernaux's life with French history.

"The Years"

Booker International Prize Anni Erna In 2019 was shortlisted for the Booker International Prize, a major British award for fiction translated into English.