Born in 1940, Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and began teaching high school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d’Enseignement par Correspondance. One of France’s most esteemed living writers, her books have been subject to much critical acclaim. She won the prestigious Prix Renaudot for A Man’s Place when it was first published in French in 1984. The English edition was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The English edition of A Woman’s Story was a New York Times Notable Book.
The Intimate Portrait of a Generation: Annie Ernaux’s “The Years”
Azarin Sadegh reviews Annie Ernaux's memoir, recently translated by Alison L. Strayer....