Annie Ernaux Career, Family, Education, Height, and Net Worth

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  1. What does Annie Ernaux do for a living?
  2. Who are Annie Ernaux’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Annie Ernaux’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Annie Ernauxmarried or does she have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
  5. Does Annie Ernauxhave any children?
  6. Where is Annie Ernaux now?
  7. How tall is Annie Ernaux?
  8. How much money does Annie Ernauxearn?
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Who is Annie Ernaux? 

Ernaux is a Nobel Prize-winning French writer and professor of literature. Her literary work, mostly autobiographic, maintains close links with sociology. She was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize n Literature “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements, and collective restrains of personal memory”.

Annie Career

Annie Ernaux started her literary career in 1974 with less Armoires Vides, an autobiographical novel. She won the Ranaudpt Prize for another of her autobiographical works La Place in 1984. This is an autobiographical narrative focusing on her status 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 parent’s place of origin.

Early in her career, she back from fiction to focus on autobiography. Her work combines historic and individual experiences. She charts her parent’s social progression. Her teenage years, her abortion. The death of her mother from breast cancer. She also wrote Lecriture come un couteau with Frederic-Yves Jeannet.


A Women Story, A Man’s Place, and simple Passion were recognized by The New York Times, Notable Booke. And A Woman’s Story was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Shame was then named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. And I Remain in Darkness a Top Memoir of 1999 by The Washington Post. As well The Possession was listed as a Top Ten Book of 2008 by More magazine.

Her 2008 historical memoir Les Annees, well-received by French critics, is considered by many to be her magnum opus. In this book, Ernaux writes about herself in the third person else’s, or ‘she’ in English for the first time. Providing a vivid look at French society just after the Second World War until early 2000.

2009 to 2016

It is the story of a woman and of the evolving society she lived in. The Years won the 2008 Prix Francois-Mauriac de la region Aquitaine, the 2008 Marguerite Duras Prize, the 2008 Prix de la langue francaise, the 2009 Telegramme Readers Prize, and the 2016 Strega European Prize. The Years, translated by Alison L.

A photo of Annie Ernaux
A photo of Annie Ernaux

How old is Annie Ernaux?

Annie Duchesne is aged 82 as of 2022, having been born on September 1, 1940, in Lillibonne, France. She shares her birthday with famous celebrities such as Johann Pachelbel, James Gordon Bennett, Mark Hopkins, Tarsila do Amaral, Rocky Marciano, Barry Gibb, Phil McGraw, Zendaya, Sam Hurley, Olivia Haschak, Romeo Beckham, among others.

Annie Ernaux Family

Who are Annie Ernaux’s Parents?

She was born to her parents in Lillebobbe in Normandy and brought up in nearby Yvetot. She has not shared any information about her family and parents with the media.

Does Annie Ernaux have siblings?

Ernaux has not share information about her siblings with the media and it is not known if she has any.

Annie Ernaux Education

Ernaux joined the Universities of Rouen and then Bordeaux and qualified as a schoolteacher. And received a higher degree in modern literature in 1971.

Annie Ernaux Spouse

Ernaux is currently single and divorced. She was married to Philippe Ernaux. Who she divorced in the early 1980s. The couple was married with two children. And she currently lives in Cergy-Pontoise. A New town in the Paris suburbs, since the mid-1970s.

Annie Ernaux Children

The couple was blessed with 2 children Eric, and David Ernaux.

Annie Ernaux Height

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m), and her weight is around 57kg (125 lbs).


Strayer was a finalist for the 31st Annual French-American Foundation Translation Prize. And was nominated for the International Booker Prize in 2019. It also won the 2019 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. Ernaux’s fame in anglophone countries grew sharply following. The Years was shortlisted for the International Booker.

2022 to present

It was revealed that she was to be awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncover the Roots, estrangements, and collective restraint of personal memory on 6 October 2022. She is the 16th French writer, and the 1st Frenchwomen, to receive the literature prize. In congratulating her, the president of French. Emmanuel Macron, says that she the voice of the freedom of women and of the forgotten.

Numerous of Ernaux’s works have been translated into English and published by 7 Stories Press. She is among the 7 founding authors from whom the Press takes its name.

Annie Ernaux Net Worth

A French writer and professor of literature Annie have an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022