Annie Ernaux

1940 - Today

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Annie Thérèse Blanche Ernaux (née Duchesne; born 1 September 1940) is a French writer who was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Annie Ernaux has received more than 1,229,417 page views. Her biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Annie Ernaux is the 152nd most popular writer (up from 837th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from France (up from 994th in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Writer.

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  • 1.2M

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  • 74.32

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  • 79

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Une femme
Biography, Authors, French, Family
La femme gelée
Passion simple
France, Fiction, Man-woman relationships
Les armoires vides
Ce qu'ils disent ou rien
La place
Fiction, Fathers and daughters


Among writers, Annie Ernaux ranks 152 out of 7,302Before her are Eugène Ionesco, Joan Fuster, Elias Canetti, William Faulkner, Jean Racine, and Naguib Mahfouz. After her are Joseph Conrad, Catullus, Novalis, Fernando Pessoa, Karen Blixen, and John the Evangelist.

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Among people born in 1940, Annie Ernaux ranks 8Before her are Bruce Lee, Margrethe II of Denmark, Al Pacino, John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, and Chuck Norris. After her are Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, J. M. G. Le Clézio, and Qaboos bin Said al Said.

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In France

Among people born in France, Annie Ernaux ranks 175 out of 6,770Before her are Tacitus (54), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Edward IV of England (1442), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Jean Bodin (1530), and Pope Urban V (1310). After her are Louis VII of France (1120), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Louis VIII of France (1187), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Francis II of France (1544), and Vilfredo Pareto (1848).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Annie Ernaux ranks 34Before her are Guy de Maupassant (1850), Paul Verlaine (1844), François Villon (1431), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Petronius (27), and Jean Racine (1639). After her are Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Nicolas Flamel (1330), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), André Breton (1896), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), and Stéphane Mallarmé (1842).