French author gets Nobel Prize for literature

Stockholm: This year’s Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to French author Patrick Modiano, it was announced Thursday.

He has been 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”.

The 11th literature laureate born in France, Modiano is also the recipient of the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française, the Prix Goncourt, the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature.

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