Modiano, who? French minister unable to name book by Nobel winner
Patrick Modiano, who was a surprise winner of this year's Nobel prize in literature in a field that included acclaimed Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Photograph: Jose Rodriguez/Xinhua Press/Corbis. Pellerin, born in South Korea but adopted by a ...
Jean-Paul Sartre: more relevant now than ever
Check) and in which scarcely anyone has the couilles, as they say in France, to politely tell judges where they can put their prize, how lovely to recall what happened on 22 October 1964, when Jean-Paul Sartre turned down the Nobel prize for literature.
The Nobel Prize as a snub of creative writing
The Globe and Mail
A waggish Wikipedia editor got away with a quick prank just after the recent Nobel Prize for literature was announced: For about 10 minutes, on the bio page of laureate Patrick Modiano, a subsection was titled “To The Reporter Now Copying From Wikipedia.
Europe|To French, Nobel Prizes Show That Talk of Country's Decline Is Premature
New York Times
Some in the country were already giddy after Mr. Modiano, a beloved author, whose concise and moody novels are often set in France during the Nazi occupation, won the Nobel Prize for literature last week. The award helped to raise the global stature of Mr.