Culture Literature

Memory, History and the Allure of the Narrative: Introducing Annie Ernaux

The Royal Swedish Academy on 6 October conferred the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature upon the French writer Annie Ernaux, ‘for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory’. In the brief presentation that followed the announcement, Anders Olsson — Chairman of the Academy’s Nobel […]

Creative Writing Culture Literature

Creative Writing: The Everyday Orchestra

We all have heard this question: How was your day? Irrespective of the vast differences that characterise our daily routines, we always answer the question in the same manner – We describe our daily lives through an amalgamation of narrative devices: we list out our chores, recreate our movements, recall our to-do lists and describe […]