French memoirist Annie Ernaux won the 2022 Nobel Prize for literature. The committee writes she was awarded the prize “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.”
Seven Stories Press has been Ernaux’s longtime primary publisher in the US, with 12 of her books currently available. Ernaux is one of the seven authors for which the publisher was named (honoring the first seven authors who agreed to publish with Dan Simon when he founded the press). A representative tells PL that they plan to go back to press on several titles, but numbers haven’t been determined yet. They add that they still have recent titles in stock, including her latest, Getting Lost, which was published just two days ago.
Yale University Press has a new book by Ernaux, translated again by Alison L. Strayer, Look at the Lights, My Love, about the phenomenon of the big-box superstore, scheduled for fall 2023.