Nobel Prize Speech by Annie Ernaux in Stockholm – Culture


Alex Ruehle

Then the door opens, the door that was only intended for her on this festive evening, bourgeois Stockholm rises and she goes through, into the magnificent hall in the building of the former Stockholm Stock Exchange, into applause and affection: Annie Ernaux, the country woman from the humblest of circumstances, who is now going to give her Nobel Prize reading here and starts with the age-old question: “How to begin?”

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