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.
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.
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.
Works of Nobel Prize for Literature winner Patrick Modiano deal with Holocaust ...
On Friday, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai, 17, of Pakistan, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for calling for her right and that of other Arab girls to education, and to Indian children's right activist Kailash ...