2014 Nobel Prize in Literature Announced

Patrick ModianoFrench born writer Patrick Modiano, born July 30, 1945, received the Nobel Prize in literature, announced this morning. The press release announces Modiano is awarded the prize “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.” Modiano’s work frequently explores the themes of memory, identity, and guilt. His novel Dora Bruder, builds upon the true tale of a fifteen-year old girl in Paris during the holocaust. Modiano has also written children’s books and screenplays. Booklist reviews of Modiano’s work in English are below, though many of his works predate the Booklist Online archive.

Major works in English

The Search Warrant, 2000

Catherine Certitude, 2000

Dora Bruder, 1999

Catherine CertitudeOut of the Dark, 1998

A Trace of Malice, 1988

Honeymoon, 1988

Missing Person, 1980

Villa Triste, 1977

Lacombe Lucien: The Complete Scenario of the Film, 1975

Ring Roads: A Novel, 1974

Night Rounds, 1971

 

 

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