The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022

The French writer Annie Ernaux has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in literature. The 82-year-old writer is known for works that blur the line between memoir and fiction.

FACTS AND FIGURES • To date, the youngest Literature Laureate is Rudyard Kipling ,best known for The Jungle Book, who was 41 years old when he was awarded the Literature Prize in 1907. • Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was the first woman to be awarded in 1909. Toni Morrison, became the first African American woman to be awarded a NobelPrize when she received the literature prize in 1993. Rabindranath Tagore, won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, wrote in Bengali and English.


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