Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize for Literature
Last Thursday, Patrick Modiano, was named the 111th winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The 69-year-old also went down in history as the 15th French writer to win the prestigious prize worth $1.1m or £700,000. Announcing the prize at a short ...
The Nobel goes to whom? We investigate an obscure author
The news that the Nobel Prize in literature has gone to an obscure author gives me the option of displaying either side of my persona: the pundit or the populist. This year's winner, Patrick Modiano, writes in French and is virtually unknown in America.
The Nobel Prize rewards noble writers over literary merit
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Such an eccentric choice (hardly anyone reads Pearl Buck today) highlights one of the oddities of this prize. That is, it tends to favour those who produce, according to the terms of the prize outlined in Alfred Nobel's will, “in the field of ...
Works of Nobel Prize for Literature winner Patrick Modiano deal with Holocaust ...
Modiano, whose father came from an Italian-Jewish family, was awarded the $1.1 million prize, the Nobel committee said, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”