Annie Ernaux Turns Memory Into Art | The New Yorker

Annie Ernaux Turns Memory Into Art

Annie Ernaux Turns Memory Into Art

Many authors write about their lives. Over nearly fifty years, the Nobel laureate has discovered new ways to do it.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/11/21/annie-ernaux-turns-memory-into-art

The purpose of Ernaux’s writing, she believes, is not merely to record things that have happened but to “make things exist.” This is strong, but it is hardly the strongest thing she has to say about her work. “I am a medium,” she told me. “I feel that I’m someone who can transmit things.”


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