Annie Ernaux is a French author. She has written more than 20 books, including La Place (A Man’s Place, 1983) and Une Femme (A Woman’s Story, 1988), which have become contemporary classics in France. Les Années (The Years, 2008) won the Prix Renaudot in France in 2008 and the Premio Strega in Italy in 2016; it was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2019. In 2017, Ernaux was awarded the Marguerite Yourcenar Prize for her life’s work. A translation of her most recent book, Mémoire de fille (A Girl’s Story, 2016, trans. Alison L. Strayer), will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in April.