Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2014

Congratulations to French author Patrick Modiano for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature!

“For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” – the Nobel Prize jury

Modiano won the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, in 1978 for Rue des boutiques obscures (English title: Missing Person).  Some other works of his that have been translated into English thus far are Dora Bruder (The Search Warrant), Catherine Certitude (illustrated by Sempé!) and Voyage de noces (Honeymoon).  Undoubtedly more will be (re-)published with this happy news!

Photo credit: Patrick Swirc for Télérama 2014.