Stockholm, Oct 6: This year's Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to French author Annie Ernaux.

Ernaux, 82, was cited for “the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory,” the Nobel committee said.

Mats Malm, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, announced the winner Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden. Nobel Prize in Literature 2022: Annie Ernaux Win Prestigious Award For 'Courage and Clinical Acuity' of Her Often Autobiographical Work.

A week of Nobel Prize announcements kicked off Monday with the award in medicine honouring a scientist who unlocked the secrets of Neanderthal DNA.

Three scientists jointly won the prize in physics Tuesday for showing that tiny particles can retain a connection with each other even when separated.

The prize for chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three scientists who developed ways of connecting molecules that can be used to design more targeted drugs.  Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022: Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, Barry Sharpless Win Prestigious Award for Development of Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry.

They continue with chemistry on Wednesday and literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics award on Oct. 10.