A Girl’s Story (French Edition: Mémoire de fille by Annie Ernaux)

A Girl's Story
A Girl’s Story


ISBN: 9781609809515Number of Pages: 160
Publisher:  Seven Stories PressBook Title: A Girl’s Story
Publication Year: 2020Target Audience: Trade
Author: Annie ErnauxReading Age: 18+


In the book A Girl’s StoryAnnie Ernaux reviewed her experience as a summer camp instructor in Normandy in the summer of 1958 and told about her first night with a man.

When he moved on, she realized that she had given her will to him, like a conqueror without a master. Six years later, the author finds that she can erase the years in between and recall the young girl she once wanted to forget completely.

Bringing the indelible memory of that summer into reality, Elnor found that the importance and painful origin of her writing career was based on shame, violence and betrayal.

About the Author

The Years by Annie Ernaux
Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux grew up in the working class. In 1960, she became a reciprocal student and studied in London, England. At the same time, she began to write her first novel. She studied at the University of Rouen and the University of Bordeaux in France.

In 1967, she became a middle school teacher. In 1974, she published her first novel, Les Armoires vides

In 1977, she worked at the French Distance Education Center. In 1983, she published the autobiographical novel The Possession and won the Le Nodo Literature Award the following year.

In 1987, she published the novel A Woman’s Story. In 1992, she published the novel Simple Passion. In 1997, she published the novel Shame

In 2000, she retired from the French Distance Education Center. In the same year, she published the novel La Vie extérieure.

In 2003, she published the novel Happening. In 2009, she published the novel The Years, which was rated as one of the “20 outstanding works of the year” by the French magazine “Reading“, and was awarded the Best Foreign Novel of the 21st Century 2009 by the People’s Literature Publishing House.

At 13:00 local time on October 6, 2022, in Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022 to French writer Annie Ernaux. You can find more infomation in The Nobel Prize in Literature List.

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